Stephen Mulhern ‘tricked’ out of 50p by Simon Cowell’s son Eric!

Stephen Mulhern ‘tricked’ out of 50p by Simon Cowell’s son Eric!
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Stephen Mulhern has revealed how Simon Cowell’s son Eric magic tricked him out of 50p!

The Britain’s Got More Talent host reckons that Simon’s four-year-old boy is clearly taking after his dad – managing to leave with the money from his magic trick.

Speaking to Lorraine host Christine Lampard, Stephen explained that Simon had asked him to show Eric some magic.

“He’s a mini Simon. Simon calls me Stevie… he said, ‘Stevie, show Eric a magic trick.’

“This is what I showed him. I said to Eric, ‘Look, there’s a 50p coin, watch the coin and it’s gone…’ and then I made it reappear. What did Eric say? He said, ‘Can I keep it? Like father like son!,” laughed Stephen.

Stephen, speaking ahead of the return of Britain’s Got Talent tomorrow, added: “I did give it to him. Afterwards I was like, ‘Why am I giving you 50p’ I think you’re going to be alright!”

Lorraine is shown on ITV, weekdays 8.30am-9.25am.

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