MAGICIAN Paul Daniels has promised to baffle and humour his audience when he performs at The Radlett Centre next Sunday.

The tiny-framed trickster, famous for his self-titled television show which aired on BBC for 15 years, will deliver some classic illusions not seen for the past 25 years.

The maestro is accompanied as ever, by his faithful wife and assistant Debbie McGee, and also by his comedian son Martin.

Reflecting on the show, entitled Hair Today Gone Tomorrow, Paul said: “Everything is designed to baffle you and yet make you laugh.

“People used to laugh at Tommy Cooper when it went wrong, well they laugh at me when it goes right. It’s not my fault, I’m just trying to be the international sex symbol for which I’m known.”

Asked if there is pressure to constantly try and update his routine with new tricks, Paul said: “You are changing, adjusting and adapting all the time.

“It’s 25 years since I produced a rabbit from a hat, but I had three magicians on to me earlier this year, trying to buy the routine and I thought I’ll have another look at that.

“I’ve now put it back in the show and when we started at Edinburgh, it went down really well.”

The irreverent magician added: “We have two rabbits touring with us and when I was walking along with them in Edinburgh people would say, ‘Ooh you’ve got two rabbits’ and I said: ‘Yeah, one’s in the show and one’s the writer’. Strangely some people nodded wisely as if they understood that.”

Asked what inspires him to continue performing, the 73-year-old said: “I just do it because I like it. I should probably say something like I’m dedicated to my art, but I’m just up there having fun.”

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow is performed at The Radlett Centre on October 30, at 8pm. For more information, call the box office on 01923 859291.