A BRADFORD magician escaped from a six-foot-deep grave on live TV last night in his most dangerous stunt yet.

Dynamo, who grew up as Steven Frayne in Delph Hill near Wyke, had over five tonnes of soil poured on top of him for the act.

The trick was the conclusion of the magician's first TV appearance since 2020 - a two-hour special on Sky Max called 'Dynamo is Dead'.

In the show, he chats with and plays tricks on a series of A-list celebrities around the world and opens up on his dark last four years which included an attempt to take his own life.

In the face of Gateshead's Angel of the North, Dynamo climbed down into the grave and laid down before a huge digger delivered the soil.

Once filled, the timer began leaving his only escape to crawl up through the dirt.

A tired and bedraggled Dynamo reached the surface at around two minutes 50 seconds just before 11pm.

The 40-year-old was keen to open up about his past throughout the programme.

He recalled the heartbreak of losing the "most important person in his life" his nan Nellie Walsh.

"She was always the rock holding me together. The one person who loved me unconditionally," he added.

His journey begins with a visit to Morecambe to meet heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

In an extraordinary stunt, Dynamo gets Fury to throw a punch into thin air only for his friend, who is also in the ring, to fall back onto the floor.

"It was like a fireball, it took me off my feet," he said.

Demi Lovato was amazed when the Bradfordian magicked a cluster of butterflies to flutter away from the inside of a book.

Dynamo meets Dave Chappelle and talks about how a call to the stage at one of his gigs made him feel like he had a "purpose" again after not performing for eight months.

The magician was diagnosed with Crohn’s while a teenager and has suffered from the inflammatory bowel disease ever since.

He became a household name in 2011 but disappeared from the public gaze after his chronic illness flared up in 2017.

On the show, he said: "Imagine an open wound that is inside your stomach. It makes you scared to eat."

A fellow sufferer of the condition is comedian Pete Davison who he meets along with Cara Delevingne, Chris Martin, Bugzy Malone, Kate Beckinsale, Kesha, and Tony Hawk.

Dynamo adds: "I have been on a bit of a crazy journey and I am finding my magic again after losing it."