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Posted by Derren Brown News July 3, 2009 at 12:02 am

Today is Coops birthday and we wanted to share some of the competition entries we received last week.
Some were appalling and you really should have listened a bit harder at school, others of a lewd and graphic nature – which was nice – and others were simply stunning. The winning entry was just incredible (we didn’t quite believe it at first until we were provided with a PSD file).

Thanks to everyone who sent in – there were some clever and skillful entires that I know you worked hard at and even some that just tried hard but were sadly quite rubbish. Here’s our faves.

The Winner:


And some other favourites:






July 3, 2009 at 12:05 am

I LOVE the Gollum one. Fantabulous.

Happy birthday, Coops! Have a great day πŸ™‚ xxx

July 3, 2009 at 12:09 am
Katie says:

Happy Happy Birthday! I never know what to wish though…

July 3, 2009 at 12:11 am
Jennavive Twatfinder says:

Genius.. πŸ˜›

Happy day of birth my dear.. or as them kooky ass welsh randomo’s say ‘ Pemblwyd Hapus’



July 3, 2009 at 12:12 am
EmilyT says:

Happy Birthday Coops!

July 3, 2009 at 12:14 am
Dani says:

Happy Birthday Coops =D !

July 3, 2009 at 12:14 am


Wishing you a great day… take care. X

July 3, 2009 at 12:15 am
Wizbit says:

That winning entry is stunning! πŸ™‚

July 3, 2009 at 12:21 am
Allie says:

Happy birthday Coops πŸ™‚ Hope the day is/has been truely wonderful.

Love the entries!

July 3, 2009 at 12:23 am
jameshogg says:


Happy Birthday Mr Coops! ^-^

July 3, 2009 at 12:32 am
EMcB says:

Happy Birthday Coops!! Hope Derren bought you something nice. If not you could always nick the After Eights.


July 3, 2009 at 12:39 am
Elise says:

Happy Birthday Coops!!!
Hope you have a good’n! All the best and enjoyyyy πŸ™‚

Elise xx

July 3, 2009 at 12:49 am
donna says:

Happy 30th Birthday Coops!!!!

mwah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

July 3, 2009 at 12:50 am
Sil-Portugal says:

happy bday Coops, have fun! x

July 3, 2009 at 12:53 am
donna says:

Happy birthday coops!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing you many happy returns in abundance πŸ˜€

Lots of love,

mwah xxxxxxxx

July 3, 2009 at 12:57 am
roz says:

wow! is that the skateboard he smashed derren’s mac airbook with? good man!

July 3, 2009 at 1:06 am
Michael McG says:

Woot! We made the list!
Happy Birthday Coops…and we’re sure you have much nicer breasts than Mary Magdelene…

love & kisses
Michael & Karen

July 3, 2009 at 1:16 am
ReliegiousMarie says:

Haaappy Biiirthday Mr. Coopy!,…Have a really nice day, even year, with lots of loveliness, ciggies and skateboarding! πŸ˜‰

The skateboard render is fab,…but i love the Golumn too, sweeett…
(Ffphew lol)

July 3, 2009 at 1:33 am

The gollum one looks like Orlando Bloom.

July 3, 2009 at 2:18 am
lanne says:

Happy Birthday Coops!!!

July 3, 2009 at 4:05 am
Jules says:

Happy Birthday Coops! πŸ˜€

All the pictures are amazing but the skateboard blows my mind.

July 3, 2009 at 6:30 am
Thistooshallpass says:

Many Happy Returns of the Day Coops
Hope you enjoy your day and make sure everyone Γ’β‚¬Λœspoils you rottenÒ€ℒ
Sue x

July 3, 2009 at 7:06 am
Kirsty says:

Wow that really is amazing Aziz!

Glad you liked mine, I like all of them, the religious painting one made me laugh.

A big happy birthday to Coops!

July 3, 2009 at 7:08 am
Kernow Kid says:

Happy Birthday Coops πŸ˜€

July 3, 2009 at 7:56 am
Heraldis says:

Happy Big Day Coops!
Derren gets lots of (well deserved) praise but also I’d like to say we loved your role in the show too! Great camera skills, and a fantastic ability to stay blank faced when the Man is winding you up on stage… πŸ˜‰

July 3, 2009 at 7:59 am

Happy birthday Coops. I hope ’tis a good one.
I love the skateboard ’tis cool (I did Gollum).

July 3, 2009 at 8:17 am
Tash says:


July 3, 2009 at 8:21 am
Kimberly Brown says:

Seeing the winner… and the other featured entries makes me realise mine was embarrassingly crap! should possibly invest in some photoshop and art lessons…. the skateboard looks amazing! congrats!

and Mr Coops… wat can i say, I know its a depressing realisation that its all downhill from here…. but hey some (very few misguided ppl) do say it all starts at 30! A Huge Beef Monster Munch B-Day Wish!!!!!


July 3, 2009 at 8:27 am
Sue says:

Happy Birthday Coopsie, have a gud un.


July 3, 2009 at 9:08 am
Elise says:

Joyeux anniversaire Coops!! πŸ™‚

I celebrated mine last night, and was offered the DVDs of Something Wicked This Way Comes, An Evening of Wonders, The Specials, and “Portraits” πŸ˜€

I hope your friends know your desires as good as mine ^ ^

July 3, 2009 at 9:22 am
Scott says:

Happy birthday hope you all have an awesome day!

July 3, 2009 at 9:24 am
SarahJ says:

In time honoured tradition…

Happy birthday to you,
I went to the zoo,
I saw a fat monkey,
And it looked just like you πŸ˜‰

Happy birthday Coops!

July 3, 2009 at 9:32 am
Siobhan says:

Happy Birthday Coops!

All so good, skateboard is amazing… I like Gollum!

July 3, 2009 at 10:06 am
Cate says:

Happy Birthday Coops!
Have a great day!

Really like the skateboard and the Gollem one!

July 3, 2009 at 10:12 am
Rhi says:

Many happy returns Coops!

July 3, 2009 at 10:44 am
Neil says:

“Happy 30th Birthday mate!”
See you later…

July 3, 2009 at 11:06 am
Linz says:

happy birthday coops!

July 3, 2009 at 11:08 am
ScreamingGreenConure says:

I made my workmates draw pictures of zombies. They all sucked. They were very disappointed we did not win.

July 3, 2009 at 11:38 am
az says:

I did go a little crazy on the deck and took the afternoon off work to do it. But after meeting Coops I realised the guy was so worth it; what a legend, proper geezer and a true gent. Happy Birthday Coops.

July 3, 2009 at 12:13 pm
flapjack says:

Happy birthday coops! I can paint, but I can’t compete with that!

July 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm
Trini says:

Happy birthday Coops, i hope you at least got the day off for it! πŸ™‚

July 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Mr Woolf says:

Just thought I’d add my happy birthday message too (it’s the polite thing to do after all), so…



July 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Georgina says:

omg…. how did mine make that shortlist??? lol, anyway, happy birthday coops!!!!! enjoy your day! =D

July 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm
Sarah says:

Haha, they’re all pretty funny entries. And the winner was well deserved. πŸ˜€
Happy Birthday Coops. (:

July 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm
IMYture says:

happy birthday coops πŸ˜€
the one before the last one made me lol! ahaha
blooming hilarious
well done everyone *thumbs up*

July 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Judith says:

Happy Birthday Coops, splendid week to have a birthday on -my birthday was on wednesday but I am a little older than you!

July 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm
Has says:

Happy Birthday Coops! Going to see Derren this evening so hopefully will get a chance to say it in person! Have a lovely day! xx

July 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm
Tina says:

Happy Birthday Coopsie!

July 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Lilian says:

Happy 30th birthday Coops and many happy returns of the day! Have a great birthday party!


July 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm
Fiona says:

Merry christmas!!

No wait…wrong month….

July 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Jo says:

You’re nearly 31 now, you should probably stop. =)

July 3, 2009 at 4:39 pm
Ferny says:

All so very good, they did make me chuckle (:
Happy Birthday Coops.
Have a good’un

July 3, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Sarah says:

Happy Birthday! x

July 3, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Tammy X says:

Have a great day!


July 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Tracy says:

All those pics are fantastic.
Happy Birthday Coops!

July 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm
Nopke says:

Nice entries for sure. A wide variety it is.

30 … you just started … main part still ahead of you. May this day be a nice kick of for the upcoming year in your life! If you celebrate this day: enjoy!

July 4, 2009 at 12:18 am
Berber Anna says:

Happy birthday (15 minutes late, but hey…)! Hope you liked the Dutch cookies I got you (if Derren didn’t steal them like he threatened to :P)!

July 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Irene says: