Scots teen goes viral recreating “magic” scene from Matilda – with 1.9m views

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A SCOTTISH teenager has gone viral after he recreated the “magic” scene from Matilda – complete with flying household items.

Marc Baker, 17, was filmed throwing back duvet covers, closing blinds and “throwing” soft toys – in a parody of the moment Matilda discovers her telekinetic superpowers in the 1996 film.

And the teenager has since gone viral after his girlfriend Leah Winchester, 15, posted the clip on Twitter.

The pair from Glenrothes, Fife, said they just decided to do it, and were completely taken aback by the response to the clip – which has now had nearly 1.9m views.

The Matilda Challenge, where fans of the cult Danny Devito film recreate the famous scene, has taken the internet by storm over the past month.

Leah posted the clip on Sunday with the caption: “Matilda that you.”

The footage begins with Marc, wearing a fur jacket, dancing to Little Bitty Pretty One by Thurston Harris – the same song gifted Matilda Wormwood dances to in the film.

In one swift move Marc turns off the light, and in the next shot appears to magically open and close a set of blinds.

The teenager then dances as teddy bears and random objects fly at him – before the footage clips to him pointing at a television, which turns off perfectly in time.

Moments later he can be seen “throwing” back a duvet from a bed, and dancing with a hilarious grimace on his face.

Marc also closes a bedroom door, and slides a box out from underneath a bed.

The 18-second clip has gone viral with over 97,000 likes and hundreds of comments from social media users.

Matilda Wormwood, a parody account, wrote underneath the post: “Thank you Ms. Winchester, it pleases me to see people doing one of my favorite scenes.”

Leah and Marc, pictured, said they were taken aback by the online response to the video

Other social media users were also impressed.

TroyIssaBoy said: “He’s adorable.”

Shaniaking24 added: “I love this guy.”

Em_richardsson wrote: “Omg this is the best thing I’ve ever seen.”

Gothincolour commented: “Thank you so much for bringing this into my life omfg.”

Leanneringrose1 joked: “He’s living the dream.”

While Hendrysio said simply: “The shimmy at the end.”

Speaking today, Leah said: “The video was my friend Jessica’s idea. I have no idea where it came from but we never realised it would turn out to be this funny and this many people would like it.”

Asked what she thought of the reaction to the clip, Leah said: “We think it’s so funny we’re mind blown. Our families are obsessed with the video and they’re just as shocked as us.”

She added: “The duvet bit is my favourite.”

The Matilda Challenge has taken the internet by storm this month, with many fans recreating the scenes.

Even Mara Wilson, who starred as Matilda in the film, commented on how much she “loved” the videos and re-shared many of them.

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