You must be MAD to play with fire!

Daredevil fire performer Simon Chainey wowed the crowds at Waddesdon Manor on Saturday with a dazzling show.

The accomplished performer, who is based in Bournemouth, was appearing at the MAD Festival after turning his love of circus skills from a hobby into a full-time profession a few years ago.

Fire performer Simon Chainey      PHOTO:

Fire performer Simon Chainey PHOTO:

The performer founded FLAME, a group of acts specialising in high-energy fire shows. After a breathtaking show, which included twirling two sticks which were ablaze at each end using just about every part of his body, Simon also held a circus skills and street performance workshop for free.

There was everything from hula hooping to hat manipulation and was free to try for all ages and abilities. And you can see some of his fire show in the video.

To find out more about Simon visit his official website