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Firing Blanks

by | 7th, October 2003

‘WHILE football was busy shooting itself in the foot, illusionist Derren Brown was one bad guess away from blowing his brains out live on Channel 4.

‘Are there caps in it?’

Or was he? The Star reports that the death-defying stunt, in which Brown played Russian Roulette in front of three million viewers was ‘a sham’.

Brown apparently used a blank bullet after police banned him from using real ammunition and they were happy to confirm: ‘There was no danger involved.’

Of course, had Channel 4 alerted its audience to that fact, there would certainly have been many fewer sad voyeurs tuning in to watch a man kill himself for their gratification.

However, Brown’s spokesman Greg Day insists that the stunt was

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