TV Presenter Interviewed Michael Jackson After He’d Died
You there, Michael?
How you feelin’, Michael?
Before children rush up to Derek to scream “Are you my daddy?”, we recall the words of parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe, who “sensationally lifted the lid on the ghost hunting series, Most Haunted … and claims that the public are being deceived by ‘showmanship and dramatics’”.
We were given this anecdote:
While on a shoot at Bodmin gaol he invented a long-dead South African jailer called Kreed Kafer – an anagram of Derek Faker. “I wrote the name down and asked another member of the crew to mention it to Derek before filming. I honestly didn’t think Derek would take the bait. But during the filming he actually got possessed by my fictional character!”
Andrew Billen, writing in the Times gave us:
It is Acorah’s relative success not his “gift” that spooks me. If you judge him as an actor, he is a bad one, with a limited repertoire of jerks, whoops and “serious” voices.
Although to believers, it sounds as if Acorah is already channelling Jackson, starting work in 2005, before the King of Prop had even died. Or had he?
And you need to believe in Derek because he know, just knows, that English will win the World Cup:
Former Most Haunted medium Derek Acorah has revealed to OK! magazine his predictions for next year’s World Cup. “…But, the WAGs won’t behave themselves. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or two (of them) will end up behind bars,” he revealed.
But, then, Acorah is “master of the not very well educated guess”.
On a brighter note, this kind of interview is a boon to reality show producers who can now draw upon a vast pool of talent and not just recruit stars who you only thought were dead…