After conquering two Guinness World Records for escaping from a straitjacket, Port Dover Illusionist Lucas Wilson has his toughest battle ahead of him. This Sunday, March 24 on CBC television, Lucas will appear on the popular reality TV show, Dragons’ Den.
Last year, Lucas filmed an episode of Dragons’ Den asking the wealthy dragons for money to invest in his next magic venture. “I was very nervous walking into the den, it wasn’t about how fast I could escape from a straitjacket or how talented I was, it was now about cold hard cash!”
Lucas told The Maple Leaf on Monday that he has been a fan of the Dragon’s Den television show for six years “and it was a surreal experience to actually be live on the show”.
Lucas commented that after he appeared on the ‘Canada’s Got Talent” television show the demand for personal appearances “skyrocketed” resulting in 80 engagements since then.
This isn’t Lucas’ first time in front of a large TV audience. Last March, he took part in Canada’s Got Talent, making it into the Top 21 of the Toronto auditions. When on Canada’s Got Talent, he was accompanied by his assistant and friend, Kelly Defilla, also from Port Dover. Once again, she helped him face the dragons.
“I was lucky to have my best friend and assistant, Kelly with me. I think we both helped each other stay calm in front of these billionaires,” Lucas said.
“I’m performing a blindfolded and suspended straitjacket escape on the show.,” the Port Dover resident commented.
Lucas can’t say whether or not the Dragons’ invested the $20,000 he was asking for so everyone will just have to tune into Dragons’ Den on Sunday, March 24 at 8:00 on CBC television.
“Whether I get the money or not, I’m having the time of my life doing what I love every single day. That itself is worth all the money in the world to me,” Lucas said.