Magician Rod predicts headline in Times over next month

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COLERAINE magician Rodd Hogg is banking his reputation on predicting a headline which will appear in The Coleraine Times over the next month.

Rodd hand delivered a white envelope - mysteriously marked with the single word PREDICTION - to Times Editor David Rankin at our Stone Row newsroom this week.

Rodd boldly proclaimed: “Inside is a prediction of a headline that will be in your paper four weeks from today.”

Rodd (33) instructed us to lock the envelope away and not let anyone see it.

Thanks to manager Gregory Smyth and assistant manager Angela McConaghie the item is now safely locked away in a bank vault at First Trust Bank in Coleraine.

The contents of the envelope will be revealed live on air on Q97 Radio on Wednesday, April 17.

Rodd says: “This is one of the biggest things I’ve ever done...I just hope that I get it right.”

Times Editor, David Rankin said: “This will be an extraordinary feat if Rodd can pull this one off.

“How he can predict a headline in our paper four weeks in advance is beyond me!

“We have locked the envelope away from prying eyes as instructed. Thanks to Angela and Gregory the item is safely ensconced at First Trust Bank.

“It will be tantalising to see if Rodd is right when we reveal the contents live on radio next month.”

Thanks to his stunning up-close magic, Rodd Hogg’s mesmering act has already wowed showbiz celebrities such as Diana Vickers, Tinie Tempah and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

He has been hailed as “the Irish Dynamo” and has been travelling all over the UK performing at weddings, parties, corporate functions, clubs and bars.

He has entertained many celebrities and has also performed magic on the radio.