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Posted by Derren Brown March 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

Working on finale trick.
Sorry I haven’t been posting, there hasn’t been a moment. I shall be better once the tour is underway.

March 23, 2009 at 10:37 am
Sarah says:

Excellent to see Derren on the map again, all be it with very strange hand motions in the pic, to everyone going to the show have an absoulute ball, just know he is gonna be brill, sad to be missing out on it but thems the breaks being in Ireland!!! He was amazing when he came here last time!!! Hopefully he will come back again, the Irish just love him so we do xx

March 23, 2009 at 10:42 am
ScreamingGreenConure says:

ooks to me like the final trick is going to involve some kind of kung fu. Absolutely badass.

March 23, 2009 at 10:55 am
John. says:

Finishing with the “sliding thumb” routine I see – a classic of music hall mindreading.

March 23, 2009 at 10:58 am
Flapjack says:

I see another caption competition… I think Derren is attempting to rehearse his own low budget cookery show, by wringing the neck of an invisible turkey and roasting it slowly over a 4 bar heater.
I wish I could find out what he’s really up to!

March 23, 2009 at 11:13 am
Zenith says:

Fantastic! – I can only hope Derren follows this up with the time-honoured classic of “stealing an audience members nose and then showing it to them inbetween his first and second finger”…

March 23, 2009 at 11:17 am
ReliegiousMarie says:

o o ohw, when looking @ this piccie…why can´t i overcome the thought of two mentalists trying to plant something in our heads here?


March 23, 2009 at 11:21 am
Kirsty says:

Ooh getting excited, can’t wait!

March 23, 2009 at 11:21 am
Carlos says:

I am looking forward to the 50p from behind your ear. How did that get there?

March 23, 2009 at 11:22 am
Ken says:

I think its rock,paper,scissors…

March 23, 2009 at 11:28 am
Sara says:

Less than a month to go… I’m getting very excited to see the show! Is that Andy….No!… If so… he’s lost a lot of weight. Is this the final trick! … Amazing!!!

Sarah – I feel just awful you can not go! Perhaps you can have a weekend in London for Saturday the 18th of July – for the Westend show. But then I don’t know your circumstances.

March 23, 2009 at 11:31 am
Louise says:

Eek that’s gotta hurt! Glad to see the dedication to your art.

March 23, 2009 at 11:56 am
John. says:

Coin from ear, sliding thumb, it’s the Derren Brown: Embarrassing Uncle Tour 2009.

March 23, 2009 at 11:57 am
Flapjack says:

Sara – I was just thinking the same thing… is this the same Andy who could barely fit into his suit in “Dead Set”? He’s lost loads of weight. Whatever diet he’s on, I want to know about it.

March 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Rob says:

Yep. looks like Nyman to me.


March 23, 2009 at 12:57 pm
lauralou says:

Is Derren going to wow us with a hand shadow puppet show?

March 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Ms G says:

LOL .. I thought .. hey, Derren looks weird .. and he’s got a beard! Focussed on the left side of the pic and not to the RIGHT side …
ehehehe …. (yes, he all of a sudden was even smaller than before (I’m 1.78 so all smaller than that are considered to be small people in my eyes ..).

Hm, is that his tumb top peeking through Derren’s fingers? That’s a dirty sign in Holland … let’s see if we can translate this newly developped deaf language between Derren and this other person ….
On 2nd thought ..also considering the possible dirty sign …. let’s not translate this conversation …. let’s not ruin our fantasies, hopes and erm .. our own dirty minds … ehehehe … (just cruising on my mind for no reason at all …just love to see what comes up in my mind … )

Now then .. is the little red thing with the light involved in the trick here ? Or is plainly there for heating?

And .. yes, that is it .. Derren persuades the guy to think that the fingers of his right hand all of a sudden are GONE … OH MY GOD the man next to him says .. hands up in the air like ..OOOHH … waiting for them to pop back in place …
Or the guy tries to catch what might come out of Derren’s right hand in a sec or so …. Derren’s left hand is mind controlling the thing in Derren’s right hand …. (wait one more sec .. stay still .. one more sec …. grow … grow ….. ).
So the real question is .. what is it that Derren hold in his right hand … A THUMB!!!!

Oh well … I get so much from so little …. a child’s hand is filled so easily …. (eyes peeking just above the table … ‘ey DELLEN … Big innocent eyes saying “tell me nice stuff … nice stories … lots … or candy please ” … I’m very cute, yes … ..)

: /

March 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm
Sue says:

Didn’t think it looked out like Andy — but now I look closer it does look a little like him.


March 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

@ms G…i didn-t have dirty thoughts with it but after reading your post it actually could have that meaning….

All in the name of fertility season coming up…Derren showing Andy the illusion of how to make an erect penis look small, and Andy saying, wow Derren that´s cool, cause in real it´s actually Thiss Big!

(hides under the table)

March 23, 2009 at 2:05 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

Jesus christ, you guys. You’re horrible. I can’t stop laughing.
He can’t do the coin-from-ear trick any more. There’s a recession on, you know. Where’s he going to get that 50p?

March 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm
phillis says:

My bloody purse!

March 23, 2009 at 3:49 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

Most people pay their staff, not swipe their money for the vending machine. Poor Phillis!

March 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm
Katherine says:

Ah the glamour of showbiz life. That looks like the dump of a church hall I went to youth club in as a teenager. Pretty sure it hasn’t been decorated since or had the heating sorted out by the looks of it.

March 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm
Sara says:

Flapjack – Of course… Andy would of lost a lot of weight, he was torn apart by those zombies… unless it’s Phillis in a brilliant disguise to confuse Derren and foil all his legendary secrets – hey, I’m onto you Phillis!

March 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm
phillis says:

I’m not staff! Ha ha the very idea upsets me.

March 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Flapjack says:

Sara- So that’s Andy’s secret diet tip: being disembowled by zombies is a cheap alternative to getting a gastric band!
Weightwatchers meetings would be a lot more eventful anyway… Bring on the zombie hoardes!
Tip for Phillis- if you scrape around under coin-slot drinks dispensers in the average canteen you can usually scrape together 50p without breaking the bank.
That’s a tip I picked up when doing part time cleaning stints! You know your life has hit the skids when you find yourself whooping with joy after you find one 😀

March 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm
jameshogg says:

The tooth fairy can always give 50p!

March 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

You mean you post blog things for free, Phillis? Insanity! That’s worth at least $2 per post. Come on.
My keyboard does not have a pounds Sterling symbol because it’s too New World for that kind of thing.

March 23, 2009 at 5:23 pm
Sara says:

Flapjack – Weight WATCHERS… Now that just sounds creepy in that context! Ooch! Reminds me of Classic Monster Club! Vincent Price 1970’s Film.

I’m just a sucker for your love – Song by B.A. Robinson – Great Classic Horror!

March 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Peter H says:

Wasn’t it BA Robertson, who did the quite remarkable BangBang also

March 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm
Peter H says:

“Using only this ball of psychic energy and the power of suggestion we can get out of this maximum security facility”

March 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out…

March 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Nicosia says:

Your comments made me laugh so hard, green tea came spewing out of my nose! 🙂

March 23, 2009 at 10:37 pm
Sabina says:

Clearly you’re far too busy working on perfecting your routines for our entertainment, so thank you for taking time to drop by and a sharing a little of what you’re up to with us. 😀 Looking forward to seeing the exotic fruits of your labour.

Marked it on my calendar. I can’t wait!

March 24, 2009 at 12:38 am
Aaris says:

i think the aliens did ubduct Derren, see the metal bars covering the windows?

March 24, 2009 at 12:55 am
Thistooshallpass says:

I’m not so sure that you’re doing anything at all in that picture Derren . I guess you enjoy messing with our heads and we enjoy allowing you to do so….don‘t know if that makes any sense…but hey, it’s late and I’ve had a busy day.

Really getting excited about the new show…..thanks for keeping us posted.

March 24, 2009 at 7:51 am
smelly says:

Is that a 2p coin in his hand? coin trick?

March 24, 2009 at 7:58 am
Osman says:

Andy Nyman and Derren! (What the hell are they going to do for “Enigma”…)

March 24, 2009 at 9:19 am
Sara says:

Clearly… Derren is just saying:

“Pull my finger, and see what happens!”

Great Finale!

March 24, 2009 at 10:21 am
Jose says:

Are you blind? Derren practices the old “Removing the thumb”-trick.

March 24, 2009 at 2:37 pm
kate says:

Interesting hand movements. Very Inspector Monk Mr Brown.

March 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Prudes says:

Got your nose…

March 24, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Nopke says:

Hm, underway … is that correct brittish? The dictionary says no … but it probably is, or not .. hm … Same as in Dutch then .. onderweg .. I’d say on its way but hey, I’m not a native (shhhhh .. don’t make that comment …)

March 26, 2009 at 10:21 am
Sara says:

Having now the dates of the tour drawing ever closer, I’am now starting to wonder more about the contents of the show. I’m wondering if the title ‘Enigma’ is the clue to the finale. Would it to do with mathematical-encryptions? Afterall the Enigma machine encryption and decryption of secret messages adopted by the military of a number of countries — most notably by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Or am I reading too much into this! … It’s Interesting though!

March 27, 2009 at 10:40 am
Paul Kruzycki says:

“I’m telling you Derren, it was thisssss big”

“Look, it was no bigger than this and you know it. Now get back to work and let’s not speak of it again”.

March 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm
Vix says:

They look like they’re in jail..

Lets hope not ay!