Sometimes we forget that Paul McKenna started in radio at the age of 16. After working in-store for Radio Topshop he went on to present for a variety of stations.
It was only when a hypnotist appeared as a guest on his show that he began to developing an interest in the subject. He continued to work in radio but on the side he would also perform small shows for friends and in pubs and clubs before he begun weekly shows at the Duke of york’s Theatre, which at the time was owned by Capital. His hugely successful shows are what led to his playing in theatres all over the UK and eventually the world.
In 1990 he set up his own training company and joined BBC Radio One. After two years he left the station to focus solely on his career in hypnosis. A decade down the line and he is Britain’s best selling non-fiction author and is published in 30 languages.
On todays show he went back to his entertainment routes and hypnotised Aled with hilarious results (we won’t ruin the surprise for those who did’t tune in). If you missed it you can listen to it here.