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“Massively impressive, wickedly entertaining and deliciously devious."

★★★★★ TimeOut




The World’s Best CBS

“With the new year comes a new must-watch reality competition show—and The World's Best is nothing like you've ever seen before!”

Hosted by James Corden with judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles,
and Faith Hill, Stuart MacLeod will feature as an expert judge.

Watch the season kick off right after the Super Bowl!


A Scottish BAFTA nominee, Stuart MacLeod has created some of the most controversial magic on television, played to sell out crowds all over the world and racked up over 100 million views on YouTube.

Executive producer on the recent Netflix smash “Magic for Humans” and star of many hit shows in the UK including BBC’s “The Magicians”, Stuart will appear as an expert judge on CBS’s new primetime show, “The World’s Best”, alongside James Corden, Drew Barrymore, Faith Hill, and Rupaul.

As half of the critically acclaimed UK double act Barry and Stuart, the duo have a devoted fan following and are known for their comically dark performing style and unique brand of twisted magic. Their award winning mix of humor and subversive performances have received rave 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe and Just for Laughs, and saw them crowned winners of ITV’s “The Next Great Magician.

Born and raised in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Stuart now resides in Los Angeles. He runs production company House MacLeod with his wife, Jenni Melear, loves his dog Birdie a little too much, and wears his kilt whenever he gets the chance.