RIBBLE Valley boy Jasper Cherry is hoping for a place in the final of Britain’s Got Talent after performing in Saturday nights semi-final.

The local magician blew the judges away when he performed a trick where he made a card appear in a pre-recorded video on the ITV show.

The 14-year-old attends Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe who have shown their support for the year 10 student.

Headteacher Mrs Horrocks said: "What an outstanding performance from Jasper on Saturday evening!

"Everyone at Ribblesdale is incredibly proud of our very own magician, and now the world can see what an inspiration he is, too!

"We can't wait to see what the future holds for this talented young man in Britain's Got Talent and beyond.

"Good luck, Jasper - we're all cheering you on!"

The trick started with Jasper asking judge Ashley Banjo to wear his backstage pass, which he later used to finish his trick.

Jasper placed his and Ashley's phones on the judges table and managed to call Ashley's phone before using it to record a video with all four judges.

The Ribble Valley boy then made a deck of cards appear from a white box before David Walliams picked the five of hearts out of the deck, showed everyone and placed it back.

His trick left judges gobsmacked when upon playing the pre-recorded video on Ashley Banjo's phone back at the end, the card which David had picked appeared twice in the video, once behind the four judges where Jasper held the card in a photo and again afterwards on the backstage pass he had given to Ashley earlier in the performance.

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In his audition, Jasper performed a trick with a handkerchief and an egg. Picture: From Syco/Thames/ITV Plc

For the final part of the trick, he asked Ashley to check his jacket pocket where he pulled out David's card, wowing all four judges, and audiences at home.

Alesha Dixon said: "You are unreal. You really, really, are. You're so young and you're here running the show. It was so impressive. You didn't falter or stumble or trip up. You were cool, calm and collected."

Whilst Ashley commented: "I just don't know what's going on. That was amazing. I like to think I'm quite aware but I had no idea what was happening.

"You were so composed, it was such a high level, well executed performance that you pulled off perfectly. You're a star in the making."

Jasper was in the judges top three choice's but was beaten in securing a spot in the final by comedian-pianist Jon Courtenay was voted through as the judges favourite act.

The public will discover which of the other 7 act's from each semi final made the cut in the Britain's Got Talent Final on October 10.