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Posted by Derren Brown News January 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Derren Brown reaches one million followers on Twitter

****Competition has now closed****

If you follow Derren on Twitter you may be aware by now that he has just passed the one million follower mark.

To celebrate the occasion, DB has devised an ingenious competition with the prize being a trip to The Ivy in London for dinner with Derren.

Watch the video below for full details (Your entry must be made via Twitter, not in the comments below!):


****Competition has now closed****

Derren: Number was 758 031 (looked at my Mac and noted time & date when I thought of competition & needed a number. 7:58 on 3 Jan).
Found a few that are close. Will keep looking later & announce winner.

January 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm
byron says:

too bad I live in Greece!

January 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm
Mike Phipps says:

3672 is the number on the back of the card on your forehead!

January 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Abid says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm
Christina says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Tom Rose says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Suzanne Taylor says:

The number is 7

January 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm
Chloe Hollis says:

78,340 πŸ™‚ Hope to see you soon x

January 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm
Taimer Dixon says:

ok, just one question, what’s the number?

January 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm
Tano Risi says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm
gillian says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Patrick says:

too bad I live in Croatia!

January 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Anne Gillvray says:

I think that the number is 123.789

January 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Alastair Steven says:

Hi Derren.

I am not mad enough to have a twitter account but i thought i would send you my guess anyway. I think its 141110. These are the numbers in order that you said during your video obvious number I no but I thought I would give it a bash.

I hope you take my guess into consideration although am not a follower on twitter I am on Facebook and a massive follower of your work. Hope you are well and had a superb Christmas and New Year.

Kind Regards


January 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm
James says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm
Luca says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm
Daniel Sinclair says:


January 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Santos Palma says:

Looks like it’s time I made a twitter…the number is 1,044 by the way. I can’t enter cause I’m not in London. But I’m 100% sure that’s the number.

January 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm
Paul Derren Brown says:

The number is 80

Im not on Twatter so cant be bothered to enter, and the Ivy is too posh for me. Prefer KFC

Much love x

January 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Emma says:

See that bit up there where it says to answer via twitter and not the comments section? Yeeeah…….

January 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm
JamesMcC says:


January 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm
Adam Aubeelack says:


January 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm
Sherrie says:

798846 would be my guess but as I am not on twitter but follow you on fb it wont be counted πŸ™ Never mind, I hope whoever wins has a fantabulous time.

Much love


January 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Gillian says:

Number 1

January 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Rona Munro says:


January 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm
james campion says:


January 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm
Tom Brunt says:

I’ll buy you dinner! Don’t make me join Twitter…please

January 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm
sian r says:


January 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm
ed says:

hmm. there must be a better way to peruse through results than manually digging through tweets! I’m sure there are services or tools that will scrape twitter search results for you.

Msg from Abeo: There are, and we shall be using them πŸ™‚

January 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm
David richards says:


January 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm
Piotrek says:

Hello there!
Unfortunatelly I’m from Poland and arrival to London would cost me much more than you may think.

Even then I really enjoy your person, books and movies.
I have thought also that your short YT film is a clue to guess the right number.
I suppose it’s not only numbers called by name, but even these hidden in names like “January”.
So my proposition is:
“January”, “February”, “80 – euro for travel” (or 18? you’re too native speaker for me πŸ™‚ ) “4 steps” and “1 guess”
You did repeat of “1 guess” twice as if it could be doubled, but I’d rather ommit it for place of these two months said at the beginning πŸ™‚

Have a nice day!
And good luck!

Peter from Poland πŸ™‚

January 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Hettica Perkins says:


January 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm
pete brown says:

I think 29

January 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Mathijs says:

Am i the only one hearing him say “Coops, that’s my sister.”? πŸ™‚
Applied through twitter though! πŸ˜€
Let my friend know aswell! πŸ™‚

January 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm
Mariana Precedo says:

Done. I’ll be in England all January and some days in February. If I don’t win, which is highly probable, at least I’ve got tickets for your show so I’ll see you anyway.

January 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm
Anders Clausen says:

34,501 I think i posted it the wrong place at first, here it is again!

January 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm
Amy says:

awh man Im irish, only 17 AND mad!!! Jeez Derren!! awh no but i guess 12012

January 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm
Greg says:

Seems like the number that has been following me through all theese years, so maybe there is a reason for that (I was NOT diagnosed mad if you really want to know πŸ˜‰ ). Cheers and, of course, CONGRATULATIONS!

January 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Six by nine. Forty two.”
“That’s it. That’s all there is.”
“I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe”
love your nlpMindfanbuloustastik
PS. Since my captcha code is 2D25 and took me like a bazillion times to enter it correctly I stand corrected myself. Is 50.

January 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm
Adam pountain says:

#DB MILLION 11,022 is my prediction,just purchased your new book today πŸ™‚

January 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Pete says:

I’m amazed at the number of numpty commenters who can neither read, nor listen to, simple instructions…!

January 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Louise Sanderson says:

#DBMillion my guess is 1181111

January 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Hi Derren, I’m a French man living in phnom Penh with no intention on visiting your country. Nevertheless I have great respect for your work, and your approach to your field. Congratulation for the tweeter thing and keep making interesting shows. Just for the heck of it: 112358

January 6, 2012 at 12:05 am
Elise says:

Done! Can’t imagine what it would be like if I actually won. I’d probably faint. Made a twitter account just so I could enter, lol!

January 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

Too bad I live in Australia (but cheers for the shout out!). I’m thinking that higher numbers are less likely to be picked. Plus generally you are suppose to avoid 3 and 7 because most people pick that right? So I’m guessing 681,005. Not that this is a valid entry but…

January 6, 2012 at 1:23 am
chris spears says:

im not too fussed for dinner but i am a massive fan. im guessing the number is 6

January 6, 2012 at 1:41 am
Wayne Ethridge says:

876,87650, If I don’t win i’ll book the table next to you. fingers crossed.

January 6, 2012 at 1:44 am
Wayne Ethridge says:

Ahhhh I have these security codes 876,876.50

January 6, 2012 at 6:29 am
Bobby says:

Tweeting is for birds.
How about a meow from Seattle?
The numerological equivalent of DB MILLION =

January 6, 2012 at 10:53 am
Joel says:

Me: I wonder if by covering travelling expenses he means I could fly over from Australia…
Derren: I don’t really want to be flying you over from Australia as well.

I guess that’s why he’s Derren.

January 6, 2012 at 11:30 am
Mirabel Williams says:


January 6, 2012 at 11:50 am
J Frank Anastasio says:

Err….didn’t he say on the video “through twitter only”?

I live in the US so I get to participate either. πŸ™

January 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm
abby carter says:

Didn’t you listen? Derren said submit entries via Twitter…….pah!

January 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Scott says:

18 and over? Aww, but surely if Derren starts with the latest and works backwards, the best way to make sure you’re counted is to enter a minute before the deadline?

January 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm
mick says:

the number is 5633 !!

see you

January 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Might a suggest that an easier way to go about finding the winner would be to restrict your search to #DBMillion and the first three digits of the number (the no. of digits precision can be altered depending upon the number of results although it is important to consider alternate spellings such as using a comma e.g. 256,457)

Here’s an example search to show what I mean!/search/197%20%23DBMillion Three digits should work so long as the no is > 99,999 and seems to be a good density of results with the current number of entries

January 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm
meandering sums says:

more casual Derren please

also, i really need to hear OMC from How Bizarre fame say the word “twitter” before i die

January 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm
Shaun Banks says:

The number is 1112 – Happy New Year

I am mental so even if you did accept this comment as a legit entry you would want to pass me by for your own good.

Anyway I would feel far to self conscious having lunch with you in a public place. If you fancy a take away at yours or mine and you are happy to dine with a fruit loop then by all means drop my number in the hat.

I am not mad on Kebabs though.

January 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm
Carol Iversen says:

I don’t think he would put the answer subliminally in the video or else he would have 1 million correct answers! Unless he wants a rest for the evening so will pick a person not giving that answer and therefore resistant to mind control suggestions so he can have a night off and a real conversation for once.

January 7, 2012 at 2:01 am
martin says:

I would like to learn how to do what you do can you teach me

January 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm
Anne says:

damn it!
I live in Holland, if it wasn’t for that stupid sea it would be a 2 hour drive from here (Tilburg) to London. Life isn’t fair!

January 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm
Yasmine says:

Being underage sucks , doesn’t it ? :'(

January 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm
Sophie Broughton says:

Damn!…Only 16 and I have no idea how to use twitter
But just for the fun of it…I think the number is…..210995

January 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm
Jake says:

I can’t imagine Derren being as boring enough to not have ANY clues… Nevertheless, I’m making 1,000,000 twitter accounts… It’s worth it :L

January 8, 2012 at 2:42 am
Alistair Curtis says:

i’m only 16 πŸ™ but i’ve seen everything of your’s, i have followed you on facebook and i check your website every now and again as i dont have twitter. i have seen you only once live as i can’t afford anything else lol. i have one of your books, trick of the mind, and have read it but again need money to buy your other lol. life long dream to meet you in person if i had it i would pay millions to just speak to you. how unfortunate. guess is 33 tell me if i’m close πŸ™‚

January 8, 2012 at 10:29 am
Emily says:

im only 12 im not old enough to enter (and no im not mad) but i think its 4 coz it was something to do with subliminal messaging as he said ‘or if you will… forehead’. im probably wrong and under age but i still think 4.

January 9, 2012 at 3:11 am
spiderabc1 says:

Just gone for a silly answer #DBMILLION what the hell!

January 9, 2012 at 3:14 am
spiderabc1 says:

Bet it’s not 100,120.12

January 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm
hannahb says:

Never mind lol, found them on the vid. I think it might be ‘four’ because of the way he said ‘forehead’, but that
could be a red herring, knowing Derren…
Anyway am off to join twitter and enter proper =)

January 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm
Bijol Bakhai says:

first mumber poped in my head is 27 but may be 4… i’ll stick to 27

January 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Daniel says:

40042 or 68

January 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Daniel says:

I admire your fascination of enlightened understanding and dedication of your own pursuit of knowledge

may you experience a great year ahead, a year that has always existed

January 10, 2012 at 2:43 am
Phil says:

867-5309 I got it, I got it!!
Oh wait, that is one too many digits,..
I’m from the USA, but would fly over to have dinner with Derren,..

January 10, 2012 at 11:32 am
razle says:

errmmm, 1,000,000? If a tomato is a fruit does that make ketchup a smoothie….mmmm

January 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm
Stefania says:

#DBMillion 242617

Fingers cross!

January 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm
David B says:

Ah, like about 5 other people, I thought it was going to be 184511:

Derren says:
“over 18 (that’s important)”
“…that eliminates about 4/5 of you”
“You get 1 guess… 1 guess…”

January 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Alex says:

758022, i hope i’m close…would love this πŸ˜€

January 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Alex says:

Just realised it was closed…awww πŸ™

January 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm
gwen says:

Just wondering if you’ve ever worked with agoraphobics, or any other phibias. Channel 4 did a programme on trying to treat agoraphobics a few years ago and as a recovering agoraphobe, i have to say it was dismal and offered no hope to anyone suffering with this condition. Could you do any better? After a lot of reasearch, i reckon you could do it quite easily. You should consider it for a show…. Seriously

January 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm
gwen says:

Research even…should have spell check on my (supposed) smart phone

January 12, 2012 at 3:21 am
medo says:

As i watched the VID i couldn’t help but think that the number would be hidden in it. and now since the competition is over and the number is known here’s what i thought. On the card that says # DB MILLION the # is 7(thought it might be 4 or 7 but i thought of 7 first), D is 5 (5th letter of alphabet), B is 8, M is 3 and I is 1. I think he marked the start and end of it with his fingers. Couldn’t figure out where the 0 came from but then again this all might not make any sense and he could have just gotten the number from time and date =)

January 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm
alan says:

Identify a pre-selected number between 1 and 1,000,000. HummmÒ€¦ While weÒ€ℒre playing mission impossible Derren. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is as follows: Code name Experiment. Part, the Deux.
Given that an MRI scanner can, by virtue of the reduced mental activity revealed, demonstrate that an individual is recalling incidents from memory. Rather than constructing a scratch-built narrative. Could hypnotism nullify that give-away effect?
No pressure. But the future of the species may possibly depend on failure.
p.s. If you’re ever on a vessel and the Captain says, “Cast off forehead”. Get off quick.

January 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I wonder how many people actually sent their guesses and what is the average guess… Any hope you will be publishing some data?

January 30, 2012 at 10:41 am
HCommando says:

Sorry, I did not see the card :/

Perhaps another time.