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C4 lines up magic and dating

Channel 4 has lined up two new entertainment programmes that includes a new show from a “world leading illusionist” and an adaptation of a US dating series.

The Lab, a magic-based show and will see a “world leading illusionist” doing a mixture of tricks and stunts. A pilot of the programme was made this week by Magnum Media, which also makes Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night.

Meanwhile, an adaptation of US dating show Baggage has been ordered for C4 from NBC-owned Chocolate Media and is expected to be broadcast in primetime.

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The format was piloted earlier this year. The premise of the show, which is on its fourth season in the US where it is presented by Jerry Springer, sees three daters revealing their secrets and flaws to one person who selects their date.

The three competitors reveal their flaws in three pieces of luggage which increase in size to reflect the scale of it.

C4 did not provide any further details on the length of the series, but a host is expected to be revealed soon.

The C4 entertainment team ordered both programmes.

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