Magician Criss Angel prepares to be gator bait

Angel is taping the scene for his cable television show

Published On: May 31 2013 02:39:51 PM EDT   Updated On: May 31 2013 02:43:25 PM EDT

Celebrity magician Criss Angel will get up close and personal with dozens of alligators on Friday afternoon.

The Las Vegas-based illusionist plans to cover himself with blood and chum and then lower himself into a lagoon full of gators at the Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead.

Angel is performing the death-defying stunt for his new show on the Spike TV cable network.

The Angel PR people said absolutely no television cameras allowed for the stunt but Sky 10 in HD caught a glimpse of the setup.