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LONDON

He may have walked across the Thames and levitated from the side of a double-decker bus, but fans of magician Dynamo were left unimpressed after he appeared to float above the Shard today.

The 31-year-old magician was blasted on Twitter after the stunt, with users messaging to say ‘you can literally see the wires’. The magic performer had claimed to be floating 1,016ft above the streets of London earlier today, even tweeting a picture of the clouds along with a message ‘the view is great up here #lookup’.

However social media users were quick to criticise the trick. Londoner Kimberley Barrett said: ‘Dynamo ‘levitating’ on the shard, who saw the wires holding him? Claire Broad said: ‘This is meant to be #Dynamo levitating above #TheShard. Can anyone elce see the wire? #Cheat,’ while David Manning added: ‘If you look closely what it actually shows is dynamo hanging by a wire.’

Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, shot to stardom after Dynamo: Magician Impossible became a huge hit, with more than 30million viewers in the UK and over 250million worldwide to date. The stunt was filmed today as part of the next series of the show, which Watch has confirmed will be the final one.

Mr Frayne said: ‘I’ve been working with Variety, the children’s charity, and I invited some of the children they support to meet me at The View from the Shard as it is one of the best places to see London. ‘After I finished meeting them, I decided to explore a bit further.’

ast year Mr Frayne, from Bradford, caught media attention while filming a Pepsi advert in which he levitated past the Houses of Parliament while resting his hand on the top of a red double-decker bus. The stunt saw the magician hanging in mid-air with his other arm stretched out as he crossed Westminster Bridge. A police escort cleared the way for the daring feat, ensuring there was no traffic around the bus. The magician has built his name on the celebrity circuit, astounding famous names with his tricks. He has levitated Lindsay Lohan, James Corden and Matt Lucas and performed card tricks for stars including Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will Smith.

He once even forced Prince Charles to cover his face in alarm as the illusionist appeared to dislocate his little finger. Other impressive tricks have included turning Austrian snow into diamonds, bringing cardboard butterflies to life and even transforming lottery tickets into banknotes on live television. In 2011, Dynamo made waves, almost literally, by ‘walking’ across the River Thames in an impressive stunt to launch his new TV series.