Uri Geller answers call for ‘weirdos’ to apply for jobs in Number 10

Spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller has reportedly put his name forward for a role in Boris Johnson's administration following a call for "weirdos" to apply for jobs in Downing Street.

The illusionist, 73, submitted an application stating his "genuine" powers would be an asset to the Government, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It comes after the Prime Minister's key adviser Dominic Cummings posted an apparent job advert on Thursday saying Number 10 wants to hire an "unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds" to work as special advisers and potentially officials.

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Uri Geller answers call for ‘weirdos’ to apply for jobs in Number 10
Michael Jackson (right), the world's biggest-selling pop star, is met by Uri Geller (left) as he arrives at the Oxford Union nearly three hours late to speak on child welfare and to launch a children's charity.
MAY 26th: On this day in 1994, Michael Jackson married Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie. They divorced in 1996. Pop legend Michael Jackson (centre) accompanied by David Blaine (left) and Uri Geller attends a fundraising event in aid of Children with Aids and Support for Africa at Exeter Football Club at St James Park, Exeter in Devon.
U.S. pop star Michael Jackson (C) and psychic Uri Geller (R) are mobbed by fans as they catch a train at Paddington station in London, June 14, 2002. Jackson is due to support his friend Geller at a fundraising event in Exeter later on Friday to raise funds for Exeter City Football Club and local charities. REUTERS/Darren Staples ASA
Spoon-bender Uri Geller and Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed help launch a new range of Poole Pottery giftware at the world-famous store in Knightsbridge, London.
Israeli psychic Uri Geller bends a spoon during a photographers call in Cologne January 6, 2008. The famed 'spoon-bender' Geller, who burst on the world scene in the 1970s with telekinetic performances starts a new television show 'The next Uri Geller' in Germany on January 8, 2008. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY)
Uri Geller gestures during an interview at the Uri Geller Museum in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel August 14, 2018. Picture taken August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
(l-r) Psychic Uri Geller, Coronation Street's William Roache and Finance Director Brian Hicks. Roache, who is launching a paranormal board game after a close encounter with pychic supreme Uri Geller. Roache, hopes the new game, Psychic, will unleash the paranormal powers of everyone who plays. And he is convinced Geller has superhuman abilities after visiting him at his home and seeing a mind-boggling demonstration. See SHOWBIZ Roache
Uri Geller (l) and trainer Cefyn Lloyd (r) shout encouragement as cyclist Bruce Bursford attempted to shatter a world record in London today (Wed). Bursford emphatically succeeded in setting a new world record speed for non-stop cycling for 60 minutes when he rode his custom-designed machine at an average of 121.9 mph, breaking the previous record which had stood at 34.1 mph.
Celebrities at the launch in central London of Strip 4 Shelter, a football fundraising event for the homeless charity Shelter. * (L-R, back row) Actors Danny Dyer, Ralf Little, former England Ruby Union hooker Brian Moore, actor Khulvinder Ghir, psychic Uri Geller, boxer Julius Francis and for England soccer captain Terry Butcher, (L-R, front row) actor Keith Allen, TV presenters Gabby Yorath, Paul Hendy, Lisa Rogers and Helen Chamberlain
Pop star Michael Jackson arrives with Uri Geller for the official launch of the book Confessions of a Rabbi And A Psychic by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (R) and Geller at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place, London.
Psychic Uri Geller (L) with illusionist David Blaine arrive at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London. Blaine is to perform impromptu magic at the annual fund-raiser for the leading contemporary art gallery, held in the pavilion on the Gallery Lawn.
ITV 1's 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' winner Tony Blackburn (right) returns to Heathrow Airport with other contestants Uri Geller and Nell McAndrew. * Blackburn, 59, was desperate to be reunited with his family after spending more than two weeks in the Australian jungle. See PA story SHOWBIZ Survivor. PA Photo: Tim Ockenden.
Spoon-bender Uri Geller poses for photographers with a christmas pudding ahead of the Great Christmas Pudding Race, which takes place on December 7 at Covent Garden in London. * Uri will be among the 150 contestants who will be taking part in the annual race for Cancer Research UK.
Celebrity psychic Uri Geller spending a day in Satan's Grotto in the London Dungeon, to raise money for national charity the Royal London Society for the Blind (RLSB).
Exeter chairman Uri Geller reacts after his team was relegated to the Vauxhall Conference in their Nationwide Division Three match against Southend at Exeter's St James Park ground. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO UNOFFICIAL CLUB WEBSITE USE.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY Uri Geller leads a spoon bending master class during the Kellogg�s breakfast at Westfield London Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday, January 24 2015. The event was held as part of the Kellogg�s latest on pack promotion campaign where you can claim a free, personalised spoon by collecting three packs of cereal. Members of the public were invited to sit on a custom-made throne of spoons, inspired by the television show Game of Thrones and made from more than 2,000 spoons � some of which were gifted to Uri over the years by celebrity friends such as John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Elizabeth Taylor. Photo credit should read: Matt Alexander/PA Wire
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He called for "weirdos and misfits with odd skills", data scientists and policy experts to apply to a gmail account if they think they fit the bill.

In a covering letter, Geller was said to have claimed his career in entertainment had been the "perfect mask" for espionage work with the CIA and FBI.

A source close to the Israeli-British TV personality to the Telegraph: "Uri is 100% serious about taking up a role in Government.

"He concedes that his application might be one of the more unusual received by Dominic Cummings but hopes that he can see the potential value of having Uri on board.

"He is particularly keen on using his powers to tackle growing tensions in the Middle East."

A spokesman for Geller did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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