Jonathan Levit is the host of Celebracadabra, a new VH1 reality show that pits celebs like Carnie Wilson, C. Thomas Howell, and Christopher Kid Reid against one another as they learn what it takes to become a masterful magician.
The TV gig is right up Levits alley because hes been doing magic since he was eight years old, and knows practically every trick in the book except for one.
Theres a magic trick invented by Samuel Cox Hooker in 1914 called the Hooker Card Rise, in which a magician mysteriously makes cards rise out of a deck so that theyre floating in the air.
Levit saw the trick done at a magic conference once, and is baffled by it to this day.
He explains, Its the greatest mystery in magic and I have no idea how its done. Only a few people in the world know how to do it, and its rarely performed. I love it! For a magician, its a delight to be fooled by a magic trick.
Celebracadabra premieres Sunday (Apr. 27) on VH1.
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