Alexis Conran was introduced to the world of scams, frauds and magic at a young age. His extensive knowledge of hustling, pickpockets and con artists led to him being made an adviser for the series Hustle for the BBC. Following this, Alexis was asked to star in the flagship series, The Real Hustle.
Born in Paris and raised in Greece, he went on to study at LAMDA, whilst also returning to the art of magic along with his training. He re-acquainted himself with the pack of cards and began working as a professional magician specialising in card cheating; performing at exotic, celebrity-fuelled private parties worldwide.
Alexis's hard-hitting documentary and deeply personal documentary, Gambling Addiction and Me: The Real Hustler broadcast to critical acclaim on BBC3. His series The Mind Control Freaks, which explored the inner workings and psychology of the human mind, aired on Discovery Channel across 224 countries to huge international acclaim. Alexis was joined by poker player Liv Boeree, hypnotist Lewis Le Val and sleight-of-hand pro Pete Wardell, as they use psychological tricks and mind manipulation on the public to get them to do unexpected and extraordinary things.
In 2015 Alexis presented Man Versus Expert, a six part series for The Discovery Channel with Magnum Media LTD, and Secrets of the Scammers a new three-part series hosted by Alexis for Channel 5. The first episode reached 1.3 million viewers and became the best watched programme in the slot for Channel 5. Alexis has also been the consumer champion for This Morning (ITV), and is a regular panel member and stand in host for The Wright Stuff (Channel 5).
Alongside Alexis' television work he has become a popular key note speaker using his knowledge on security and the psychology of con-men to entertain and educate at various public speaking events. Alexis has also worked as an advocate of the Scam Busters campaign for the Office of Fair Trading.
Alexis was crowned champion of Celebrity MasterChef 2016.
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