'Britain's Got Talent' 2016 Winner Richard Jones Accused Of Copying Final Performance

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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Richard Jones has courted controversy once again, after it was suggested he copied yet another of his tricks.

Having already been accused of lifting tricks performed by the late Paul Daniels and ‘America’s Got Talent’ star Collins Key, it has now been claimed that the trick performed by Richard in this year’s live final may not have been his own.

In Saturday night’s (28 May) final, Richard became the first magician in 10 series of ‘BGT’ to win the show, after performing a card trick which told a story referencing his own military background.

<strong>Richard Jones in the 'BGT' final</strong>
Richard Jones in the 'BGT' final
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Specifically, the trick was performed by ‘AGT’ illusionist Mat Franco, who won the US version of the show two years ago.

<strong>Mat Franco</strong>
Mat Franco
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Richard recently spoke out to defend himself against accusations of plagiarism, insisting last week: “New ideas won’t always be found nowadays so I’m thinking what I can do that’s similar but make it more understanding and more updated.”

Compare both Richard and Mat’s tricks below…

1. Jules And Matisse

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