Acclaimed illusionist David Copperfield is hoping to impregnate a female participant on stage without touching her, for his latest trick.

The American magician, who was once engaged to supermodel Claudia Schiffer, promises sex will not be involved, but refused to elaborate on the controversial plans.

He tells German magazine Galore, "There is a great deal of new territory to conquer. In my next show I'm going to make a girl pregnant on stage.

"Naturally it will be without sex. Everyone will be happy about it, but I'm not telling you any more."

Copperfield's show An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion is currently touring Germany.