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Derren Brown - the events - predicts lottery results

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persephonesnape Mon 07-Sep-09 16:30:59


oh happy! it's been far too long since Derren was on TV - and now...twice in one week!

UnquietDad Mon 07-Sep-09 16:36:35

There must be a very good reason why he is, it seems, going to "predict" the lottery results only minutes (or even seconds) before it actually happens.

After all, there's no way you can - it's not like a fruit machine where experts can wait by a machine and know it is about to pay out.

There is just as much chance of balls 1 2 3 4 5 6 coming out as 1 12 21 33 40 49.

UnquietDad Mon 07-Sep-09 21:05:36

I'm wondering if it will be anything like his horse-racing scam, where he covered all potential outcomes but only showed us the "right" ones. But with something like 48 million combinations of 6 balls (or is it 48 billion? I can never remember) he will have his work cut out!!

Alambil Mon 07-Sep-09 23:34:53

course it'll be a scam - there's no way he can ACTUALLY do it

I find him exceptionally irritating - all this pretending he's some superhero

said Mon 07-Sep-09 23:40:35

Doesn't the trailer just say "predict the lottery" rather than "lottery results"? <clutching straws at trying to out-Derren Derren>

persephonesnape Tue 08-Sep-09 12:09:36

no-one can out-derren-derren!

I concur with the scam - it's making us think he has predicted it - rather than actually predicting it - I am reminded of the system (horse racing) thing as well wher he flipped ten consequetive heads - we all went 'Oooo!' and then he showed us edited highlights of the NINE HOURS of filming it took to get ten in a row. he's very dedicated to his profession!

I think he will get 5 out of 6 and the 'wrong' one will be the bonus ball.

BitOfFun Tue 08-Sep-09 12:15:14

I loooooove Derren, and I'm sure that whatever he does will be jolly entertaining smile

Of course he is a super-hero, Lewisfan <<tuts>>

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Tue 08-Sep-09 12:17:55

has anyone noticed that his adverts recently have had numbers on the lamp posts?

noddyholder Tue 08-Sep-09 12:18:43

My ds is soooooooooooo excited about this it is untrue.He says if he does it he is going to be convinced he is from another universe and might even be god grin hmm he's 15!

TitsalinaBumsquash Tue 08-Sep-09 12:21:28

He doesn't pretend to be a superhero, he has alwasy said he has no 'powers' he is just a very skilled entertainer.

He will aslo be showing a 'how i did it' show on Friday.

He says that in the new series he will be literally leaving some viewers stuck to thier sofas. I am going to watch that, i dont mind being stuck to the sofa as long as DP is being fast and loose with the Tea. grin

TitsalinaBumsquash Tue 08-Sep-09 12:22:08

My sister thinks he is the actual Devil.

persephonesnape Tue 08-Sep-09 12:38:49

I met Derren (briefly) once. Utterly charming, intelligent, slightly flirtatious and simply wonderful. <boasts> So I have no option but to watch, he subliminally told me to.

MrsBarbaraKingstanding Tue 08-Sep-09 12:42:54

I saw hi on TV, he was in a theatre blindfolded, picking people out the audience at random and knowing stuff about them.

How does he do that?

Dh and I woud really like to know.


UnquietDad Tue 08-Sep-09 14:07:49

Yes, his whole modus operandi is that "powers" don't exist, and it is all clever trickery.

mayorquimby Tue 08-Sep-09 16:05:18

and then he'll let you know how he did it. his books are great and thought me a lot of good tricks.

UnquietDad Tue 08-Sep-09 16:50:18

I think if he does possess any special "gift" it's a strong eidetic memory. This is a great tool for doing "mind-reading" type illusions.

thesunshinesbrightly Tue 08-Sep-09 18:06:04

don't like him myslef and it has nothing to do with the fact he's gay.

PrincessToadstool Tue 08-Sep-09 20:07:12

I love him. Bit short, though.

BrokkenHarted Tue 08-Sep-09 20:19:15

I also wonder if he is the Devil. LOL. Either way i think he is delving into things way too much for his own good. He has learned how the mind works and i think that is a dangerous thing for any human and something we are not supposed to know. Also for some reason i cant help but want to watch. Develish!! grin

morningpaper Tue 08-Sep-09 20:26:08

shock Please tell me he isn't gay

He has successfully fooled me into imagining believing he is heterosexual

JackBauer Tue 08-Sep-09 21:31:07

Dh and I saw him live, he was fricking awesome, and totally unapologetic about conning yougrin
<<Zombie voice>> Derren can do no wrong.

squeaver Tue 08-Sep-09 21:38:46

Long term boyfriend, I think mp. Sorry.

Tambajam Tue 08-Sep-09 21:45:15

He came out a couple of years ago.

I LOVE Derren Brown. Have yet to see him live but hope to one day. Enjoyed his book too.
Really looking forward to new shows.

geoffkates Tue 08-Sep-09 21:49:12

Yes I came back on the same plane as him and his bf from Venice last month. They looked very happy.

HeadFairy Tue 08-Sep-09 21:51:24

All the best men are gay.. he's fab and terribly flirty. I love the fact that he tells you how he did everything, and it's all so flaming obvious! I always kick myself I didn't notice!

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