Talented pair magic up a win

Siblings Jacob and Ruby Allen of Houghton Regis who have won a talent competition at Park Resorts
Siblings Jacob and Ruby Allen of Houghton Regis who have won a talent competition at Park Resorts

An entertaining young twosome from Houghton Regis have won a Park Resorts big talent competition and will now take part in the grand final at Skegness in November.

Seven-year-old Jacob Allen and his sister Ruby, eight, wowed the judges at Colchester’s Cooper Beach Holiday Park with their magic and illusion act while they were in holiday in July.

They fought off strong competition to reach the final where they will be up against winners from the company’s 48 resorts.

Proud dad David Allen – himself an award-winning magician and children’s entertainer – said: “There were 14 contestants in their heat, ranging in age from youngsters to teens and adults, and they were the youngest in the competition.

“They performed a very impressive illusion called Metamorphosis which was made famous by the great Houdini.

“They rehearsed their act four to five times a day, sometimes even before school. They really worked very hard.”

The siblings, who go to Ashton St Peter’s Primary School in Dunstable, have already started polishing up their routine for the final.

David said: “The whole family will be there to cheer them on.”