This is Derek Acorah.
Well he is a medium. You know – he claims that he speaks to dead folk.Have you noticed the thing about dead folk talking through mediums is that they can communicate the minutest details except their names? “I have a Frank here – wait – it could be Margaret!”
Acorah used to play for Liverpool apparently although it seems that was much in the same way that Gordon Ramsay played for Rangers.
Other members of my family (no names!) used to watch his appearances on a programme called Most Haunted in which he would travel the country visiting supposedly haunted buildings and speaking to the spirits that inhabited the places.
I saw bits and pieces of this show and the comedy value was terrific. One show broadcast from tourist attraction The London Dungeon had Acorah holding his heid saying something like: “I’m getting something – is it Mac? Mac the Slipper? No! no! it’s Jack the Ripper!”
This though must be his finest moment. Watch as he goes into a “trance” and is guided by his Ethiopian spirit guide “Sam” (no, really). You’ll only have to wait 20 seconds for the good bit.
Although Acorah’s original material is almost beyond parody, here is comedian Marc Wooton with his version of Acorah, Shirley Ghostman “channeling” Princess Diana.
(Warning, bad language,disrespect to Royalty and dubious taste involved )
Anyway, why is Acorah in the news?
Well he’s going to hold a live seance with Michael Jackson on Sky TV.
Apparently there’s already been a “tweance” (twitter seance) for the king of pop held last week.
"Hello? King of pop are you there?"
For the life of me I can’t imagine why any TV company would broadcast such a thing. A man about as genuine as his hair colour trying to contact a dead pop star.
While I go and puzzle over why they’re going ahead with this, can I just mention that viewers will be able to phone in with their questions for the deceased King of Pop at a very reasonable and earthly price of 60p per minute?
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