Penn & Teller’s hit TV magic show ‘Fool Us’, hosted by Jonathan Ross, has been commissioned for a new six-part series to screen later this year.

Following the success of the one-off primetime special, the show which invites aspiring magicians to perform their most mystifying tricks to try and fool the iconic duo, will return to screens for six one-hour programmes.

Anyone who succeeds in baffling the judges will win the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their world famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Again, the magical legends will have no prior knowledge of either the performers of their planned tricks and will instead, be sat in the audience just like everyone else.

Penn says: “Nothing would give me or Teller more pleasure than to hand over Vegas tickets to someone – anyone – who has the nerve to stand in front of us, monkey with us, leave us baffled and ultimately blow us away with their brilliance. That would be a dream. We SO want that to happen!

“Magic is always evolving with different performers constantly innovating. We believe there are performers out there who can do it so we’ve sent out this challenge. And if they can fool us we’re taking them to Vegas to perform!”

Peter Davey, executive producer, DCD Media-owned September Films said: “The special had an unbelievable response from the audience. It seems Penn, Teller, Jonathan and the Fool Us format have proved a truly magical combination.”