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Mark Waddington - UK Talent Search Winner

StarNow:
Congratulations on winning the StarNow.com UK Talent Search – how do you feel?

Mark:
Thank you! I feel absolutely brilliant, my phone has been ringing off the hook with friends, family and showbiz friends congratulating me, it's been amazing!

StarNow:
Can you tell us about yourself? How did you get started in the entertainment industry?

Mark:
My interest started when I was 4 years old. I had a magician for my birthday party – and I've been hooked since. My interest continued through school days but by the age of 9, I decided to stop the Magic as it didn’t seem the "cool" thing to do. I started again when I went up to secondary school aged 11, when I discovered my music teacher used to be a Magician on the cruise ships. He used to show me tricks all the time and that convinced me to start doing Magic again – he also persuaded me to become a Drummer as well, which I play at quite a high standard now. If it wasn’t for his help and support even to this day, then I don't think I would be the success I am now.

StarNow:
Why did you decide to enter the UK Talent Search?

Mark:
To be honest, I never really had any intention of entering! I saw that loads of different talents were entering the competition and didn't think I would stand a chance. I only decided to enter on the last day of registration in a moment of madness! I'm very glad I did enter now though!!

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