Mark Waddington - UK Talent Search Winner
Congratulations on winning the StarNow.com UK Talent Search – how do you feel?
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!
Can you tell us about yourself? How did you get started in the entertainment industry?
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.
Why did you decide to enter the UK Talent Search?
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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