'Crunch on the big bits': Magician Derren Brown makes woman eat GLASS live on stage as audience members watch in horror
- Sarah Carson was made to shatter a lightbulb and put a shard in her mouth
- She then crunched down on it making viewers recoil in horror
- Carson then chewed an apple, swilled some water and swallowed the lot
- Viewers are taking to Twitter to share their views on shocking scene
Derren Brown horrified audiences when he made a woman eat a piece of glass on live TV.
Audience member Sarah Carson was asked by the psychological illusionist to place the glass on her tongue and to 'crunch on the big bits' in a mind-over-matter exercise during his West End production, Miracle, which aired on Channel 4.
Carson was initially instructed to shatter a lightbulb by tapping it against a plate of apple before wrapping the shards in a cloth and smashing them further with a hammer.
Audience member Sarah Carson was asked by Derren Brown to place the piece on her tongue and to 'crunch on the big bits' in a mind-over-matter exercise during his West End production, Miracle, which aired on Channel 4
Carson is clearly highly nervous as Brown places a piece of glass on her tongue and tells her to close her mouth
Brown then consumed a piece of broken glass himself before encouraging Carson to do the same.
She was clearly nervous as he placed a piece of glass on her tongue and told her to close her mouth.
To the viewers' horror there was an audible crunch as Carson chewed on the glass before taking a bite of an apple - with the magician explaining that a slice of the fruit would soak up the small bits of glass and line her stomach.
'When you feel like all the big bits have been crunched down you're going to take some water and swill everything around,' he said.
'It is safe to swallow as long as you've crunched down all the big bits.
To the viewers' horror there is an audible crunch as Carson chews on the glass
She then takes a bite of an apple - with the magician explaining that a slice of the fruit would soak up the small bits of glass and line her stomach
'When you feel like all the big bits have been crunched down you're going to take some water and swill everything around,' he says. 'It is safe to swallow as long as you've crunched down all the big bits' - And, obeying, Carson swallowed the lot
'Don't tell yourself this is horrible, that this is dangerous.'
And, obeying, Carson swallowed the lot.
Brown then placed the left over glass into a box, signed it, and told her: 'The next time you're faced with a risk, you can look at this and remember, you took a big risk, you ate a piece of broken glass in front of 2,000 people.'
People have been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the scene, amazed that Carson went through with it.
Viewers visibly recoiled as they watch the shocking event take place
People have also been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the shocking scene, amazed that Carson went through with it
One social media user wrote: 'Derren Brown just made a girl eat glass yet nobody is scared of him as a national threat.'
Another tweeted: 'Wouldn't catch me eating glass for nothing... Derren Brown is amazing but am I the only one wondering what happens at the other end.'
A third joked, 'Was thinking about seeing Derren Brown live one day but he just made a woman eat glass... so actually I'm good'.
However some people suggested it might simply have been a stunt and the glass was fake.
'Wow Derren Brown made someone eat some sugar glass that melted in her mouth so she could swallow it - amazing,' one man wrote.
Another said: 'That's gotta be some sort of foxes glacier mint and not a proper light bulb eeeek!!!'
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