Officially Amazing: Egg cracking challenge

Johnny Strange appeared on CBBC’s ‘Officially Amazing’ TV show recently where, after settling down for an impromptu BBQ with presenter Ben Shires, he demonstrated some impressive hand-eye coordination with a 6ft bullwhip.


He took on their egg cracking challenge by attempting to whip some eggs into a frenzy in a bid to break another Guinness World Record.


Check out the “cracking” clip below to see how he got on.


First aired: 19 May 2016


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Liverpool Tattoo Convention 2016

liverpool tattoo convention sword swallower

Performing at The Liverpool Tattoo Convention for the second year running, Johnny Strange braved the UK heat wave (and the Liverpudlian’s) to deliver his comedy fused danger show. Employing the use of chainsaws, bear traps, swords, whips, a hammer and nail and of course a few select audience volunteers he took us to the edge of sanity, and right back again.

Hosted by Boston’s own, Richie Bulldog, The American hustler – this was the 9th Liverpool Tattoo Convention, and arguably the biggest and best one yet!

Image by Steve Mannion Photography.


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Sword Swallowers Day 2016

Johnny Strange celebrated International Sword Swallowers Day 2016 at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in Blackpool this year.

Sword Swallowers Day is one day every year where sword swallowers from around the world gather at Ripley’s Believe it or not! museums to demonstrate the art of sword swallowing.


He demonstrated the ancient and deadly art of sword swallowing for spectators throughout  the day before wowing the audience by attempted to set his ninth, and so far possibly his most dangerous, Guinness World Record to date. He managed to swallow a stainless steel blade measuring a phenomenal 61cm long, just over 2 feet in length, to the bottom of his stomach.
Image by Jordan Gott

Check out what some of the press said about it here;
The News Shopper
Kent Online
The Reporter
Lancashire Telegraph

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A Valentines Day Budapest

Johnny Strange has just come back from Budapest, Hungary, with Eve Elle were they performed a series of shows with the Theatre of Wonder at Lurdy Haz.

Over the weekend the duo performed an alternative form of Valentines Day entertainment for attendees of the 6th International Budapest Tattoo Convention, the largest one to date.

This show also marked Johnny Strange’s 4th performance at the convention in as many years, and once again proved
to be an audience favourite.

You can check out the video below to see parts of the show as well as seeing what the weekends event also had to offer, Video by Bagaba27.

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Adrenaline Junkies

Johnny Strange recently had the pleasure of sharing the stage with fellow ‘adrenaline junkie’, Parkour founder and all round adventure-man, Sebastien Foucan.

The two were performing as part of ITV’s Big Day Out at the legendary Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.

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The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland

Johnny Strange sword swallowing at Alnwick Castle

Johnny Strange has just finished performing in one of Britain’s most iconic stately homes, Alnwick Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland welcomed Johnny Strange into their home to entertain them and a selection of their close friends.

After admiring their vast antique sword collection, Johnny showed them his own collection and went on to demonstrate just what he is capable of doing with them by swallowing multiple blades.

As well as being regarded as re-dyfining the iconic castle look, Alnwick Castle also boasts an impressive list of films it has been featured in including; Downton Abbey, The Black Adder, Robin Hood, Star trek, The Fast Show and Harry Potter, the latter giving birth to it’s nickname “The Harry Potter Castle”.

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Hobgoblin Legendary Feast

johnny strange and the hobgoblin

Johnny spent the weekend performing for a select group of lucky competition winners at the Wychwood Brewery’s “Hobgoblin Legendary Feast”.

Joined by the Hobgoblin himself Johnny performed a selection of whip cracking, sword swallowing, chain escaping entertainment – he even found time to lift a beer keg of one of their fine ales using his famous ‘ears of steel’.

The ale of choice was a keg of Hobgoblin’s Ruby beer, which collected a prestigious gold medal last week at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2015. Up against brewers and cider makers from all over the world Wychwood head brewer, Jeff Drew, collected the gold.

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Guinness Book of Records 2016

With the 2016 book being released this week it’s time to once again look into the amazing, unique and often bizarre world of Guinness World Records.

Johnny Strange’s latest record is an eye watering, ear stretching, mind over matter feat of endurance which bagged him yet another Guinness Record. Johnny set the Guinness World Record for “The heaviest weight pulled by pierced ears” when he managed to drag a Cessna 172-P aircraft weighing in at a staggering 0.68 tonnes (677.8kg, 1,494.3lbs).

He features in the 2016 edition book for his records “Fastest time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body” and “Most apples chainsawed out of someone else’s mouth in one minute”. This news story was reported in print all over the world and even made it to national TV;

Footage courtesy of BBC South 6 o’clock news, first aired 8th September 2015.

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