Comedy magicians Richard Young and and Sam Strange, aka Young & Strange, had more than a trick up their sleeve for a prank involving a Sky News presenter this week.
Young & Strange created a fake Sky News broadcast in which Sky News presenter and reporter Ashish Joshi delivers the latest NHS reform news from Westminster whilst the pair perform one of their illusions in the background. A convincing act, Young, Strange and Joshi had lots of people fooled into thinking that the magicians had in fact successfully commandeered a live newscast.
Unfortunately, it was all too good to be true and Sky News settled the rumours with the below tweet.
We’d like to clarify that the Ashish Joshi video with the magicians in the background is not a Sky News report
— Sky News PR Team (@SkyNewsPR) July 24, 2015
Even though it’s not real, it’s still a good prank worth watching.
Watch the fake segment below, or Young & Strange’s full Las Vegas to Television video here.