Scottish mentalist Colin Cloud is performing in Auckland as part of the Magicians - On Stage show at ASB Theatre - but first he dropped by the Herald to show off some of his mind-reading skills.

The mentalist has been likened to a real-life Sherlock Holmes, and has a knack for reading people's minds.

Cloud showed off his tricks to lead NZ Herald Focus anchor Tristram Clayton, and managed to guess the name of his worst kiss and his least favourite movie using his mind-reading techniques.

Cloud performs with the Magicians - On Stage tour in Auckland from November 1-4.