Magician Dynamo impressed by 'levitating' above The Shard, but the stunt flopped when social media users quickly brought 'magician impossible' back down to earth.

Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, pulled his latest eye-catching stunt by appearing to float in mid-air at the top of Europe's tallest building.

Unfortunately, eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted exactly how Dynamo pulled off the move.

Things began impressively enough as the TV trickster tweeted the view from his vantage point and urged Twitter followers to "#lookup".

But unfortunately for Dynamo, some observers looked a bit too closely and the illusion was quickly shattered by images clearly showing the cables supporting him.

Needless to say, the reaction online was swift and unmerciful.

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