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Abracadabra! Turn this episode of EastEnders into a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Simply wave the Kymera wand and watch in awe as the television changes channel as if by magic. Tricked out to look like something you might find in the common room at Hogwarts, this sorceror's stick is in fact a buttonless remote control that can be programmed to learn up to 13 infrared codes and is activated by a variety of wrist flicks. Available to pre-order now, it goes on sale tomorrow from the simply wizard website thewandcompany.com.

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Click here or on the image to see the winners of last night's awards

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