Aidan McCann, a nine-year-old magician from Co. Kildare, impressed Ellen DeGeneres with some magic tricks on her show in the US on Monday.

Aidan reached the semi-final of Ireland's Got Talent this year and he has now taken his talents across the Atlantic.

"I've been doing magic for four years now; I started off with magic kits… Then I started doing card magic," Aidan told Ellen.

When asked if he was enjoying his time in California he said, "I love it though it was an 11-hour flight. Our hotel is huge though.

"Yesterday we went to the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign."

There was also a surprise in store for Aidan, who hails from Maynooth, when America's Got Talent magician Shin Lim invited him to appear in his magic show in Las Vegas.