Harold Wood man is Radio 1 magic

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 December 2010

Harold Hill magician Ajax Jones aka Adam Clark is taking part in the Tinsel Takeover of Radio 1 on Christmas Day

Harold Hill magician Ajax Jones aka Adam Clark is taking part in the Tinsel Takeover of Radio 1 on Christmas Day


CHRISTMAS will be a really magical day for one Harold Wood man set to wow audiences on national radio.

Adam Clark, 45, is presenting his own 15 minute slot on BBC Radio 1 today (Christmas Day) between 2 and 3pm after impressing judges with his magic tricks.

“I was sitting around at home during one of the tube strikes when I heard an advert and I thought why not enter?” he said.

After a written application and a telephone interview in which he told judges about his mysterious skills, he was asked to record a slot for the station’s Tinsel Takeover show on which listeners are given airtime.

“Fern Cotton was recording one of her shows at the time, and I went in the studio next door,” the Redden Court Road resident said.

Introducing himself under the stage name Ajax Jones on air, he can be heard performing a few tricks including one using cards that listeners can play along with.

“I didn’t know at the time I was recording it that it would go out just before the Queen’s speech or I could have said something. Although I’m not sure she will have a pack of cards with her anyway,” he joked.

Adam, who is a corporate web designer by day, has only been practicing magic for three years.

He had mainly performed in front of his friends and family, as well as at Gatsbys Bar in Harold Wood, before he was given the chance to have 15 minutes of fame on the national station.

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