PAUL Daniels is to explain to the Magic Circle why he did not use conjuring and sorcery to re-attach his severed finger.
The veteran magician is under magical pressure after he chose to rely on the more conventional method of driving to a nearby casualty unit.
By using conventional medicine Daniels is in direct contravention of the rules of the Magic Circle, which state that if a magician cuts a finger off, they must then show the wound to the audience before placing the hand inside a top hat.
The magician should then distract the audience by producing an endless stream of ping-pong balls from his or her mouth, followed by a small explosion, after which the audience is shown the hand complete and unwounded.
Denys Finch-Hatton, Britiain’s Chief Magician, said: “Re-attaching a severed finger is as easy as pulling a ten pence piece from a fat lady’s ear. Daniels has brought magical shame on us all.
“We’d only let him off if the finger-amputation was in fact a classic piece of misdirection, to distract you from another, larger amputation. But it wasn’t.”
Daniels claims he wanted to re-attach the finger using the Mystery Box of Fu Man Chu but was distracted by the sheer quantity of blood which he described as ‘quite a lot’.