Gordon Drayson, the founder of balloontwisting.co.uk was asked by Colourful Radio to join their presenter Rosemary in the studio and talk about his balloon twisting. You can hear the full interview including some photos taken on the day either below or at:
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Lisa Tarbuck, filling in for Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, persuaded her January listeners to suspend belief as she indulged in the visual art of balloon twisting under the experienced eye of South Croydon entertainer Gordon Drayson. The self styled “balloonatic’ was invited on to the programme as founder of the website: www.BalloonTwisting.co.uk, which allows balloon twisters from around the world to swap tips and advice on balloon twisting.
During his interview, Gordon presented Liza with a bouquet of balloon flowers, which Liza remarked on air, were “the size of her upper torso”. With much mirth from Liza, he also managed to teach her how to make a simple balloon dog, the photos of which are currently available to view on the BBC Radio 2 website.
Gordon is a professional magician, ‘Balloonatic’ and Member of The Magic Circle, whose busy diary is mainly centered on London and the south east, with a wide gamut of work from creating fun children’s parties to intriguing close-up work for corporate functions. He has advised for, and appeared on, several BBC television shows as a magician, but this is the first time he has been asked to perform and talk about balloon twisting on the radio.