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Acorah’s Twitter account still appears to be retweeting RIP tweets 😁

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My ex bloody loves Most Haunted (as an aside we've been ghosthunting loads of times, great fun even if you don't believe like me).

We used to whack it on at night and fall asleep to it and I distinctly remember one of our first sexual forays being soundtracked by Derek continuously saying "Thank you Sam", "What's that Sam?" as I couldn't be arsed to go and turn it down.

Now at least he will meet Sam.

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I think I might have told this story about Derek Acorah one night in UKFF chat to @Astro Hollywood and a couple of others but I'm not sure I ever detailed it on the forum.

Me and my ex went to see him a couple of times at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon back in 2008 (I think). We were big watchers of Most Haunted back then and we even went to one of the live ones at Elstree as well. We were always sarcastic watchers of it so we went along to the show for a laugh more than anything.

The first one was a full house and full of people who took it seriously so he got loads of bites from people who gave him the info he needed to bullshit his way through it all. In full flow he was quite the spectacle, you can see why the desperately grieving might be taken in by him.

The second one was only about two-thirds full and I'd say pretty much everyone who was there was there to take the piss or to see other people take the piss. It was a *much* different show. Anyway, he comes out and talks about how Sam was sensing a bit of a sceptical atmosphere in the audience that night and that it might hinder his 'performance'.

The first half was really uncomfortable. He only got about one bite and he was clearly getting annoyed at the pissed people that were sat around us loudly laughing at the stuff he was coming out with.

He came back out after the interval RAGING. He actually told the audience off for not coming forward because he had a queue of spirits wanting to get in touch with people present who were "ashamed" of their relatives present. I genuinely thought he was going to have a breakdown. A bunch of people walked out when he started getting aggressive and basically bullied a woman sat near the front into standing up and doing a reading for her.

It was also around the time he left Most Haunted and when a paper did an expose on the show and him being a fraud. When he was asked about Most Haunted he said he wouldn't go back because there were "bad people" working on it and that he would be doing something by himself very soon.

Also, we named our first guinea pig Sam.

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My Mum loves these kinds of things. She used to love the John Edwards stuff, and there was another British one. Colin Fry? Derren Brown did a bit about cold reading during one of his shows, didn't he?

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Just now, jazzygeofferz said:

My Mum loves these kinds of things. She used to love the John Edwards stuff, and there was another British one. Colin Fry? Derren Brown did a bit about cold reading during one of his shows, didn't he?

Colin Fry did a couple of Most Haunted appearances and it was said that one of the reasons Acorah left was because he got the hump with another medium being on other than him, don't know if it's true but it's likely.

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58 minutes ago, Devon Malcolm said:

Colin Fry did a couple of Most Haunted appearances and it was said that one of the reasons Acorah left was because he got the hump with another medium being on other than him, don't know if it's true but it's likely.

Derek left because he got bigger than the show. Most Haunted was made by Yvette Fielding's production company, Antix, but they had no control over him because Derek was under contract with Living TV, who were enamoured with him. As he became the face of the show, Derek and Yvette had a big falling out, stopping speaking offscreen, then Living gave him a solo series, so in classic WWE style, they buried him on the way out, using his entire last series to plant a bunch of fake information they knew he'd 'pick up on' to make him look stupid; ghosts with names that were anagrams of 'Derek Lies', 'Derek Faker' and 'Hang Derek'. Then someone on the inside leaked a story to the Mirror about how he was a fake, which went out on morning of Derek's last ever show, in a 3-night live run, but the Mirror double-crossed them, and half the article was about Yvette and co faking things too. Supposedly, a livid Living TV called them all in the morning of the show and gave Derek the choice of going ahead, or having Living cancelling the show altogether. They went on air, but it closed with Yvette screaming in Derek's face that he was a fake, a liar, and a shit, and Derek yelling "FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!" but if you didn't know the context, you'd think she was just talking to the 'ghost' he was possessed by.

I'd planned on a lie-in yesterday, but as soon as I heard he'd died, I leapt out of bed to tweet the post I wrote about his live Michael Jackson seance on Sky, which did massive numbers, leading to the book I wrote about the Most Haunted feud suddenly selling a monstrous amount of copies. Is there any better tribute to Derek Acorah than exploiting someone's death for your own financial gain? Thank you, Sam.

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42 minutes ago, Astro Hollywood said:

leading to the book I wrote about the Most Haunted feud suddenly selling a monstrous amount of copies

Hit double figures did it... 

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Derek had a massive effect on my town when he came through filming Ghost Towns (can't remember if it was the Myleene season or the Daniella Westbrook one) about 12 years ago. Presumably he does this everywhere he goes, like spreading his own madness, and he told a local shopkeeper that he sensed he too had psychic powers, and soon after, the bloke started doing psychic nights and readings. Vandalised copies of his flyer got posted under the doors of all the other shops, where they'd blacked out his teeth, drawn on an eyepatch and changed 'local psychic' to 'PSYCHO'. His wife then realised she had the gift as well, and began doing nights in the local scout hut. This became a huge fad which still lives on, with about one psychic medium to every five people who live here, and every noticeboard in town is littered with various psychic ads like the missing posters at the start of Lost Boys.

He also went in a pub and said he felt a presence, so they rebranded themselves as The Most Haunted Pub in England, despite there never having been any reported sightings in the previous 300 years. A few months back, Fred Batt off Most Haunted was there looking for demons (at £50 a head) and on Halloween, they did a seance night where they promised to get in touch with Jack the Ripper. Reader, I live 65 miles from London.

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1 hour ago, Astro Hollywood said:

Reader, I live 65 miles from London.

But 100 years in the past!  Wait till gramophones arrive...

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Stan Kirsch has died. He played Richie Ryan, one of the main characters in the Highlander series. He was also Young Ethan in the Friends episode where Monica’s an accidental nonce.

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No one got enough respect for the dead to change the title of this thread? Christ almighty.

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