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Magician Nikki Stapleford has been entertaining fans around the world for the last 36 years.

But now she has been inducted to an exclusive hall of fame for the world’s best magicians.

The Portchester resident - known as the Magic Lady - has been named an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle.

In our video, the 52-year-old shows off one of her favourite tricks to our reporter, in tribute to one of entertainment’s best-loved magicians.