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Posted by Derren Brown June 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Right. I’m not going to answer any questions on this I’m afraid, and neither can anyone else. For all the usual reasons. But if you’re in the UK and over 18 and would like to apply to take part in my new projects, please email the address below. Your email will NOT be read, so no need to say anything: it will automatically bounce back with a big questionnaire for you to fill in and send back.

Here’s the address:

Don’t do this unless you genuinely want to take part. Your decision.


June 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm
iain says:

Do I want to do some awesome stuff? Yes. Is there a risk of me figuratively/actually wetting/soiling myself? Possibly. Hmmmm

June 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Michelangelo Bucci says:

I’d be so glad to be able to take part in one of your projects. Too bad I’m not in the UK, it is already difficult enough to enjoy your tv shows here. If in the future you’d need a mathematician for some science based experiment… Wish you all the best, since you’ve give me a lot of reading material which I’ve enjoyed quite much so far.

June 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm
James says:

How intriguing :). wish I was over 18…

June 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Rachael says:

Oo exciting ! πŸ™‚ x

June 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Miranda Sawyer says:

Pick me! Pick me!

June 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Miranda Sawyer says:

Pick me! Go on…

June 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm
cheryld overton says:

Would like to take part πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm
redhead says:

You can do your magic jigary pokery on me

June 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Emilia says:

How long will it take for the questionnaire to come through…? *awaiting email, exciting!*

June 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm
David deavall says:


June 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm
Stephan says:

toooooo bad i dont live in the UK πŸ™

June 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Jonathan says:

Still waiting on the bounceback here too. This sounds like fun — I hope it hasn’t screwed up!

June 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Danny says:

Is the questionnaire supposed to come through straight away? I’m worrying now

June 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Myles says:

I would love to take part how do you apply ?

– Read the instructions to yourself out loud πŸ˜‰ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Tim says:

this is a test isn’t it ? anyone who asks why they haven’t immediately received a questionnaire has shown themselves up as a worrier

i’m not worried. i have ultimate faith in you

June 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Berber Anna says:

Screw this. I want to live in the UK, dammit.

June 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm
Mark says:

been a fan for many yrs , would love to take part

June 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm
Noel says:

Define U.K.??, is it the one that includes all of Ireland or the one that only includes Northern Ireland?? – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm
imdgman says:

OMG, I hope nothing happens to all of the bank details I included with my email to you! now I’m worrying.

June 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Lorna Lawless says:

This is probably the first time I wished I lived in the UK!!!

June 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

L would love to take part. Because l see things before they happend.

June 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm
Kimmy says:

*Awaits e-mail very impatiently*

June 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Shaun says:

I want to see the questionnaire! Can I E-Mail but not make up my mind until I’ve read the Q’aire?

– Yes – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Helen says:

Do i want to take part ????????? Ohhhhhh yesssssssssssssss x

June 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Ka-POW! πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm
Ben S says:

Yes please! I’ve always fancied the idea of being part of an experiment. Can the prize be that you do a painting of us? Your paintings are fantastic – Once I’ve moved house your book of art is on the ‘to buy’ list.

June 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm
Rich says:

Waiting for the bounceback here too!

June 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Boris says:

This would definitely be the only reason I would want to live in the UK… greetings from Serbia πŸ˜‰

June 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Ian says:

The questionnaire doesn’t come through straight away. It’ll be there in due course no doubt. πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm
Nathan says:

“IÒ€ℒm not going to answer any questions on this IÒ€ℒm afraid, and neither can anyone else.”

Oh Derren, you cheeky monkey.

June 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Rachael says:

Ahhhh getting more impatient than normal ! No email yet πŸ™


June 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm
delcan says:

I’m curious so I would like to participate. πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Chris says:

I think my e-mail was made from cheap rubber, because it didn’t bounce back – I hope I didn’t cause any smashed windows or suchlike… :/

June 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Ryan Hennessy says:

I’m still waiting for an email with the questionnaire. But I have faith in Mr Brown!

June 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Connie says:

very excited! Mainly scared.

June 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Amy says:

SO glad i’m now over 18! -waits for email with anticipation-

June 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Dawnie says:

Soooo exited when i saw this, mail still hasnt arrived yet though. πŸ™ please hurry.Xx

June 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Calum says:

I would adore to take part, im over 18 i live in the UK πŸ˜› i will think about it ;D

June 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm
David watkinson says:

Yes please, how exciting!!! Been to all your shows you truly are amazing!!

June 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Dawnie says:


June 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Jo says:

You are soooooo bloomin mysterious Derren, but I LOVE IT! :p

June 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Tabitha says:

Don’t you just hate it when the most exciting oppertunity arises and youre tooooo young?:(

June 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Charlotte says:

Not got the questionnaire 😐

June 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Jack Allum says:

I am still waiting for the questionnaire to bounce back to me…

June 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm
nisll says:

I’ve sent the email address an email, twice, and nothing has bounced back with a questionnaire. πŸ™

June 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Emily says:

How long does it take to bounce back? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Deb says:

and so it begins….again. lol i have butterflies already!

June 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm
Laura says:

Awaiting the bounceback with excitement!

June 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Zoeyy says:

I’m in the UK… I turned 18 in May. OH GOD. WHAT DO I DO? The possibilities.

June 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Teresa Heath says:

Please pick me Derren πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Debbie Ray says:

aaaaahh! too excited :D:D:D

June 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

awsome.. although plenty of trepidation too…

June 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm
Kat says:

I’m now psychologically analysing myself as to why i’m feeling the way I am that it didn’t bounce back with a questionnaire!!

June 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm
Laura says:

Is the bounceback instant??

– Takes a while when under heavy pressure – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm
LiveWire says:

So wish I was in the UK… Next time you’re in the states, look me up.

June 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm
Tanya says:

Done……and waiting!!! :o)

June 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm
Georgina says:

Those who are waiting for an email bounceback (me included….) read this out loud to yourself:

“IÒ€ℒm not going to answer any questions on this IÒ€ℒm afraid, and neither can anyone else”

The “I” refers to yourself – i.e. there is NO questionnaire!

June 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm
Tanya says:

Things don’t bounce when under pressure!! Hmmmmmm

June 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Adi says:

Ahhhhh havent recieved the questionnaire yet… wtf… whats goin on? :-/

– Server is under heavy load, please be patient can take a while at the moment πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm
Chris says:

waited 25 mins ……

June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Joanne says:

I am SO excited πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Andy says:

I bottled out of going on stage at Enigma … this scares me even more! πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Nick says:

I got my questionnaire – what do you mean you guys didn’t?

Oh this is gonna be great!

June 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm
Luke says:

just sent the email, quite intrigued by what questions Derren has for us!

June 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm
samantha says:

Has anyone actually read it out loud??? tricked me once before but not this time Derren. :p

June 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Dustin says:

I just finished reading all the comments and I just had to have a little laugh, Good one Derren lol.

June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Di says:

I’m awaiting the email impatiently, if I got a chance to take part in your show, my head might actually fall off….(wouldn’t that be cool for the already soaring ratings…) πŸ˜€ It’s taking ages to bounce back! I’m not worried….more… no I’m worried.

June 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm
LauraK says:

Has anyone had a questionnaire yet?

June 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm
tamy says:

ummmmmm Mr Brown it appiers not to want to work for me. bad times for tamy x x x

June 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm
Bryan says:

e-mailed waiting for a response

June 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Gemma says:

The Facebook thread is the funniest thing. Do hope the conspiracies aren’t true! Need to fill in a questionnaire…else I’ll genuinely have to do some work! X

June 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm
blackbox2342 says:

Am waiting for the application form, good to luck all who apply πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This Questionnaire’s going to put me into a deep sleep isn’t it?

June 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm
Ryan Hennessy says:

I think this may be a trick…crafty devil Mr Brown! And @Nick, if you received a questionnaire, what did it say?

June 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Gemma says:

Just got an Ann Summers email…that you Derren? πŸ˜‰

June 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Shaun says:

Cheers Philis

June 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Greg says:

At your behest

June 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm
ElleKaye says:

Very clever Derren…

June 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Matt says:

Woo hoo ! I’ve entered but my email must still be bouncing somewhere coz it has’nt bounced back to me yet mr brown lol

June 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Roxanne says:

How long until the questionnaire gets sent?? Its been a couple of hours and still have nothing πŸ™

June 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Emma Beaman says:

Oh that sucks. I’m 18 in October -.-
Oh well, at least I was able to go and see your show at the Regent :’)
Thank you for having a picture with me πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm
carol Heath says:

Still waiting πŸ™

June 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm
tanyya says:

there is no questionaire? is there?

June 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Eve-Marie says:

“The recipient’s mailbox is full and can’t accept messages now. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please try resending this message later, or contact the recipient directly.”

Oops !

June 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Shawn says:

Mailbox full πŸ™

June 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Rebecca says:

Always wanted to take part, watched all series absolutely love them. Just too camera shy πŸ™

Look forward to the new series though. Glad you are doing another πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Dunaldo says:

Got it! Wow, that is a big questionnaire!

June 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Androulla Antorka says:

where’s the questionnaire??

June 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm


June 29, 2011 at 3:12 pm
Gary says:

I have had no questionnairre bounced back either… maybe there is a system overload?

June 29, 2011 at 3:12 pm
Tanya says:

Ha Ha .. good one .. πŸ˜‰

June 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm
EmC_98 says:

NOOOO! I’m not over 18! I wish I could apply, but I can’t. Hopefully, Derren will still exist in 5 years (unlike Earth if it ends next year), otherwise I’m screwed.

I swear I’ll do something involving Derren Brown in the future. If not, I’ll see a live show.

June 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Androulla Antorka says:

Thank you!

June 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I have just received this message after sending the email – should I try again? ” Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550-Invalid recipient
550 (#5.1.1) (state 14).”


June 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Katie says:

Hey, I’m going to be 18 in October, can I apply???

– Yes πŸ™‚ – P.

June 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Phillis says:

– Try in a few hours, maybe after 6pm once it’s died down, doing the best we can to keep up, there’s a lot of requests coming in – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Megan says:

Just keep getting error message….

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO::
host []:
550-Invalid recipient
550 (#5.1.1)

June 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Callista Beard says:

Hi Derren. Tried three times to send the email but it just keeps sending back ‘Delivery Status Notification (Failure)’ emails…. Please please help, I really really want to take part in your project πŸ™
Keep up the awesome work!

June 29, 2011 at 3:55 pm
David says:

Thank you to phillis and the magical website people for keeping us updated, i think everyone was starting to get a bit hysterical πŸ™‚ x

June 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Jamie says:

Bugger! Mine wont even send, keep getting an E-mail back saying ‘the address has permanent fatal errors’
Obviously Derren is more popular than anyone anticipated!

June 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm
Siobhan says:

Ah Lads… you gotta include the Irish! We were just lovely to the Queen πŸ˜‰
Mind you, don’t think I would apply… but looking forward to seeing it when it’s all filmed πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm
Jamie says:

Who is this Phillis who keeps answering questions? Surely that goes against what Derren posted about him or Anyone else not answering any!! :o)

– He meant the show (I keep the wheels turning on the site here when 20,000 of you turn up in 2 hours) – P.

June 29, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Ivan D. says:

Derren, how about you come to Chicago, IL here in the U.S to do one of your TV shows. I would most def. be down for it! Or just come down and have a book signing or one of your regular shows!

June 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Joanna says:

It would be an experience of a lifetime! Tres excited at the prospect! Hope I can fill the Questionaire in as the first hurdle!! Ha Ha

June 29, 2011 at 4:21 pm
KatyN says:

I keep trying to send an email, but I just keep getting “Delivery Status Notification (Failure)” on hotmail..
Is it because the server is still overloaded, or just my mail?

– Try in an hour or two. You’ve got a few days still. – P.

June 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm
James says:

noooo I keep getting error messages! When does this close? Can I apply later? Or should I wait until tomorrow?

– You have a few days πŸ™‚ – P.

June 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Honor Louise says:

I wish I was older.. Love all your work Derren! 14 is a bit young just to lie about your age and hope its okay right xD
Hope it all goes well, although I’m too young to take part..
I have a Svengali fund I’m saving for next year in my mug πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Jess says:

Just wondering, I’ve got the questionnaire, but how am I meant to put my signature on the bottom of it to email it back to you on a computer?

– Sign it and take a photo on your phone and email that with it πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm
amy says:

Can’t wait for questionaire. Hoping I am chosen!

June 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm
louise says:

hi ive tried emailing the email address given quite a few times and keep getting this response:

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

help please?? xxxxx

– Try tonight then let us know – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm
Jack Allum says:


I have sent an email in and i got the following reply

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

June 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm
becky platt says:

hi, is there a questionaire i really really want to apply.

June 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm
Katie says:

Wow, can’t wait to try my luck! Deliveries failing still but I’ll try back later πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Aimee says:

LETS SEE WHAT THIS Q-AIR IS ALL ABOUT! then i will make up my mind for whether i would like to be humiliated lol

June 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm
Aimee says:

ha what a surprise, Hotmail postmaster failure! this does not surprise me in the least!

June 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm
Shawn says:

Hi Phillis – my only concern is the response I am receiving is..
: does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550-Invalid recipient
550 (#5.1.1)
Giving up on

ie, it is as if the email address is not liked as opposed to the amount of mail you are receiving? Or should I just try again in a few hours!?!

– Yes just try later, late at night or even tomorrow – you still have a few days – P.

June 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm
becky platt says:

ok i may of been a bit slow on the uptake but i think i get it now……… my head hurts all this thinking.

June 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Sophie Lane says:

Oww i’m 18 or over, am gutted πŸ™ good luck all xx

June 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Jack Allum says:

Phillis, i am concerned that I’m not getting a reply apart from a delivery status notification πŸ™

– Try again at 6.30PM today – P.

June 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I completed my questionnaire and have sent it 6 times but it keeps bouncing back – Grr

June 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm
Dave says:

Hey, and es i’m sure most people are already very excited and if not nauseaus at the idea of being part of your show πŸ™‚ I’m deffinatly one of them haha πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm
Dean says:

Two of my friends got the questionnaire through, i am unable to after 20+ attempts. Would it be fine to just get it from them and email it off or is there some minor significance to the original e-mail?

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm
Beth says:

I’ve sent off twice and no reply, no questionnare πŸ™

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Colin says:

So far I have tried 60 times, still going πŸ™‚

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm
Jess says:

Sorry to have another question, but what email address do we email it back to?

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm

At this rate im gonna end up with a flat finger lol

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Ben says:

@Phillis – Emails are returning undelivered, looks like the SMTP server has stopped accepting email for the given email address. Is the server overloaded or has the address been retracted to overwhelming response?

– It’s over at Objective where we don’t have access. I think they’ve moved the email over to another server and should be up and running by 6.30pm. Normally response isn’t quite THIS high. Thanks for being patient. – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Adam says:

It’s not working. Google keeps bouncing the email without sending it. Has your server melted yet?

– It’s very sweaty – keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm
LauraK says:

Phillis, can I just send a photo of my signature or should I print the questionnaire, sign it, scan it and send it back like that?

– Phone a friend (with a printer) – try again at 6.30PM – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm
Jess says:

I wish I was 18!! only got to wait till November! πŸ™ x

June 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm
Joel says:

Phillis this is killing us xx

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:16 pm
liz says:

i soo wish i was over 18! :/

June 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Lyndsey says:

It’s got to the point now where Hotmail think I’m spamming Derren and ask me to enter captchas XD

Tried about thirty times but keep getting the delivery failure email. I’m no expert but I’m guessing his poor inbox is so crammed that it just can’t cope.

We’ve been told we’ve a couple of days so either leave it and try again later on, or try first thing in the morning, when everyone’s forgotten πŸ™‚


June 29, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Hollie says:

Darn im 15 i still would do it tho if i could. dam those age restrictions!!!!!

June 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Katie says:

What do we do about the signature?

– Try taking a picture of your signature and emailing it to your computer, or photograph your signed copy and send it with it – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Tim Priestnall says:

I’m not even sure what is happening… I email, I get no reply with Questionnaire… Is this a test, or is it just a struggling email system? is this supposed to be happening? is it planned? who knows. I’m just going to sit back, and let the games begin. Even if I’m not picked, I’ll still be glad that I manned up and pressed ‘Send Mail’. I feel butch now.

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 5:34 pm
Bee says:

i’d absolutely LOVE to be exposed to your freaky jedi mind tricks!

June 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm
Jasmine dippie says:

I am a big fan øf yours derren brown.:)x

June 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Simpology says:

Can I apply from Ireland if I’m willing to travel?

– UK Residents only I’m afraid. πŸ™ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:07 pm
Pan says:

Hey, I sent mine 5 hours ago and got no questionaire as yet…should I sent it again or is that just massively unhelpful?

love,love πŸ™‚

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm
Matthew Whittaker says:

I am not in the UK but it is my dream to be a part of one of your series! I live it the US please bring one of your shows here so I can take place!


June 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm
Emma Beaman says:

I’m 18 in October, can I still take part? πŸ™‚

– You can apply – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm
Lynda Martin says:

Still jammed, can’t believe i’m nearly in tears over such an opportunity. I hope I at least get to fill a questionnaire out!

– You have several days to apply – if you still can’t get through in a few days I’ll sort out an alternate addy for those struggling – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm
Dan says:

Phillis: is the fact that people’s emails keep failing something that is ‘fixable’? πŸ™‚ I REALLY want to apply!!

– Applications will be kept open for several days, everyone will get a chance we promise. – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm
Lauren says:

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is going on?! Im too impatient!

– A build up of chemicals in your amygdala is causing your frontal cortex to work over time, much like the servers at Objective right now. A long bath and a cup of tea will sort it all – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Louise Ford says:

Hi, I know there are loads of messages about not getting the questionnaire but most seem to be recent ones with delivery failures. I sent my email about five minutes after the blog post was made but haven’t received anything – neither questionnaire nor failure report. Should I try again later or do you think something will eventually arrive?


– Keep an eye on the updates – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm
Dan says:

why does it not work? RAGE!

– try at a later time when it’s quieter – I’m sure you’ll get through we are receiving lots of applicants but there is a limit as to how much can come in at once. – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Vicki says:

I am desperaget ely trying to get hold of a questionaire, but the email keeps having a delivery failure notification, what can I do????

– Keep an eye on the updates – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Suzanne says:

Just want to say a quick thanks for everyone’s work at the minute on the web team, must be crazy at the minute! I hope to try again in a few hours. X

June 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Vicki says:

Sorry, not sure what happened there, was supposed to read; I am desperately trying to get hold of a questionaire, but keep getting a delivery failure notice what can I do???

– Keep an eye on the updates πŸ™‚ – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm
Jack Allum says:

Phillis, im still not able to get through :(, would you suggest trying really late at night?

– Yes, we are getting them through gradually, you’d increase your chances trying late at night – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm
Peter B says:

Are you currently accepting uploads of the forms? is it OK to use a scanned in signature on the form? Will keep trying a bit later.


– Scanned is fine – try later on when it’s quieter to ensure success – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm
Nicola McPhee says:

Wooo! Got my questionnaire back instantly today. i must’ve got in before it all went haywire πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm
sarah says:

I had to save the questionnaire in a different format, what format can we send it back in? Thank you x

June 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Cade says:

I know I’m probably the 1000th person to ask, BUT is it worth giving up for now and trying later….or should I just keep hitting send?

– Please read the updates, you might be setting yourself up for spam if you keep hitting update. Try later when it’s quieter. – Phillis

June 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm
Sophie says:

Wish I could apply! Good luck Derren πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm
Sammie says:

Okay, I know i said i wouldn’t, but I’ve totally succumbed to the temptation of sending the email because if this isn’t a trick (which i think it is) it would be too much of an oppertunity to miss. .PHILLIS????? πŸ™‚ how many days will this be going on for as i can’t stay up late tonight to send the email as I have a psychology exam tomorrow.? xxxxx

– At least a week. Set your alarm for Friday at 6 when everyone is out at the pub. – P

June 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Neil says:

I just keep getting a message back saying

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550-Invalid recipient
550 (#5.1.1) (state 14).

Is this a problem at your end or mine? Am thinking as it says failed permanently I’m being a bit stupid if I keep trying. “Permanently” meaning its never going to work so stop trying you plank

– Try again tomorrow – P

June 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Sarah Evans says:

Sorry, have just read all the comments, is this genuine or not? How do you add a smiley face to the message?

– Applications are run by Objective not us, this is the blog. Add a smiley as normal πŸ™‚ – P.

June 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Vicky Ramasamy says:

Hey Derren, how about your loyal fans who aren’t in the UK? I’ve travelled to the UK twice now to see you in Enigma and Svengali. Would love to see you perform here in Brussels, Belgium and would so love to participate in your experiments πŸ˜‰

June 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm
Rachael says:

Mine now keeps saying ‘Delivery Failure’ But its the same address i used to send it to this afternoon!

– Try again tomorrow πŸ™‚ – P.

June 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Ethan says:

Sure i’m up for it!!! Kind of UK Jersey here

June 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm
Sophie says:

When will application requests close? Thanks x

June 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Phillis has been away so long that people have forgotten who she is – this is a travesty!

P.S. Nice to know that you’re alive Philly D πŸ˜‰ (I’ll try the email again in the early hours).

June 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm
NCX says:

Phillis clearly has the patience of a saint…

June 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm
Jen says:

Not had anything back πŸ™ no failure responses or questionnaire’s? sad face…….xx

June 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Ste says:

so i keep getting delivery failure notifications, what can i do to get the application?….
thanks =)

June 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Sophie says:

I sent my request at 2pm, still no questionnaire, and I didn’t get a failed deleievery report so it went through.

Please don;t tell me to check for updates! I’m just rreally confused because I should have got something by now!

June 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm
Stephen says:

Anyone not getting the e-mail, check your spam for a bounce back or the e-mail from Derren.
If it has bounced wait till late evening when traffic is low or try in a few days when the rush is over

June 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm
Fiona says:

Do you need to send a photo of yourself as well ?

June 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Jade says:

Damn! 3 years too young… age isnt everything!! hmmmmmmmm why! who needs school when you could just be a derren brown ginea pig??? *sigh* he better be doing more series in three years… i’ll force him some how!

June 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Fiona says:

I’ve completed the questionnaire, but when trying to send it back it comes back with the email failing, should i try sending it again at a later time? or …

June 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm
Julie Ann Shaw says:

it would be nice to be picked cant wait to get a reply and im old enough just turned 42 on the 27/06/2011. it would b a great birtday present belated but who cares it wood be good.xx

June 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm
Rachel says:

Nothing is working for me πŸ™

June 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm
Susie says:

Email keeps bouncing back…..will keep trying tho’….!!

June 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Shelly Brown says:

I’ve got a failure notification too but the server must be jammed or something, so patients people , do not panic, it will come πŸ™‚

June 29, 2011 at 11:14 pm
Judith says:

Hi Will it not be accepted without a written signature then? Damn I wish my printer worked! And I am in London for the next two days. will have to visit a library there me thinks lol x

June 29, 2011 at 11:45 pm
Laura says:

Been waiting all day and still received no questionnaire. I will keep trying! πŸ˜€

June 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm
Doug says:

Yes, erm don’t not nearly try to think about not in reverse subconsciously picking me πŸ˜‰

Or do, whatever.

June 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm
Hemant says:

Haha, gotcha Phillis πŸ˜‰ By the way, I loved the Svengali show. Was my first Derren Live Show.

June 30, 2011 at 2:17 am
Mark says:

This would make my life a whole lot better, I know you’d have the power to help it change. I will apply when I get a chance and hope to be your chosen ‘student’ xxx P.S. went to see your show tonight in London and couldn’t get over the finale… still can’t.. you’re awesome! x

June 30, 2011 at 2:30 am
Matthew says:


I’ll be the first to sign up the minute you need someone to take part in the US.

June 30, 2011 at 9:28 am
Justinv says:

Still trying every few hours, wow, first time I’m joining something like this…I’m excited!

June 30, 2011 at 11:12 am
Shaun says:

Oh no! You need to have 4 friends!! Well that’s me out of it then…

June 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm
alan says:

Think IÒ€ℒd be a liability mate. A wrench, some works, curiosity, me. Fatal combination.

June 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Cade says:

It lives! IT LIVES!
Thank you web team πŸ™‚

June 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm
Danny says:

im only 15 πŸ™ why could i not have been born earlier D:

June 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm
Luke says:

*eagerly awaits reply*

I really hope the day you have to be 18 on is in August, or I’m doomed to not even have the minuscule chance that there already is!

June 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Callista Beard says:

Got my application……finally!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

June 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Becks Thompson says:

Got my application adn returned it THANK YOU Web Team πŸ™‚

June 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm
louise says:

Yey just filled mine out and handed it back in, fingers crossed!! just glad it worked πŸ™‚ my advice to others who are struggling, keep trying, it will work eventually πŸ™‚ xx

July 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm
steff says:

seventeen and too young to participate, daaaammmnnnnn, but how exciting! good luck everyone :]

July 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm
steff says:

me again, on second thoughts… I’m turning 18 next march, is that still too young to apply? I noticed some people are turning 18 in october, but I fear that my birthdate is a bit too late x) thankyou

July 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Aaron says:

Loved your show Enigma! Got to take this opportunity.

July 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm
becky platt says:

got mine in now, fingers crossed….

July 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Rob M says:

Sent mine off too.
Well I need an adventure this summer.

July 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

i dont know help lol i want to but i don’t think im brave enough help πŸ˜€ i wounder what Derren Brown is cooking up now :O

July 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Chris Elt says:

Have sent off email, hoping questionairre comes back before cut off tonight!

July 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I may be 16 but I apllied anyway. Not missing an opportunity like this ever! πŸ˜€

July 7, 2011 at 7:26 pm
Rob S says:

Seriously, is there actually an application form to receive? Or questionairre or whatever? So much for it bouncing right back.

Has anyone actually heard anything back?

July 7, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Oooooh, Please let me come too!

July 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Alex says:

I tried on June 29th and never received anything back. Given it another go…

July 26, 2011 at 11:22 am
Ilya says:

Do not under any condition pick me now

July 29, 2011 at 4:52 pm
Bonita says:

I was quite gutted when Derren passed by me and picked someone else at one of his shows in London. (Cry)
But hopefully I’ll be lucky this time… Hmmm Fingers crossed. actually… I’m confident!

August 11, 2011 at 9:34 am
Caz says:

I so wish I’d had the courage to apply! Good Luck to all/the lucky one chosen!! When abouts will the show air? Can’t wait!! πŸ˜€ xx

August 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Moe says:

Think I’m a bit late on this one :o( ah well, will have to be more vigilant!

August 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Caryn says:

Hi there i was just wondering when the closing date was to this?

August 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Pick me.

September 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm
Sarah says:

it would be amazing but i am too young πŸ™ when i came to your show it was truly incredible! i don’t know how you do it and thats what makes it so amazing πŸ˜€ please could you send me a signed picture as i didnt get a chance to meet you at the end as i had to leave πŸ™ i would be so greatful because your such an inspiration and amazing to look up to! x

September 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Maddie says:

There is a question answered that if you are 18 by the date on the application but I cant find a date on the application and was wondering what it was as I will be 18 soon? x

September 18, 2011 at 3:27 am
Anonymous says:

I am in Canada πŸ™

September 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Jason Leong says:

Dear Derren, I’m Jason Leong Say Keong from Malaysia, one your longtime fans since your first ever DVD came out. I am not only a big fan of your stage shows and tv specials ( watched shamelessly on YouTube,no less) but also a fervent supporter of your work against the charlatanism that are mediums,the psychic industry,faith-healers,etc.

Alas, being raised in a country where superstition and belief in the paranormal are embedded culturally, skeptics remain far and few in between. Your specials ‘Messiah’, ‘Miracles for Sale’, ‘The System’ are my absolute favourites. Thanks for fighting the good fight, and being so entertaining while at it.

September 19, 2011 at 3:05 am
Tom says:

Hope I wasn’t too late applying!

September 22, 2011 at 3:20 am
Henry says:

Mr. Brown- What is your opinion on sigil magick? The wisdom of crowds? The collective (un)consciousness? A public reply is unnecessary- email supplied πŸ™‚

September 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Berber Anna says:

Henry, I think Derren might not always look at old blog posts, so he may miss your question. I’d try Twitter if I were you. Although as a skeptic, he may be unlikely to believe in sigil magic(k).

October 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm
Lia Francis says:

I have only just seen this. Oh dear. Will I still be able to fill in a questionnaire or was this for applicants for ‘The Experiments’ and therefore way too late?

Msg from Abeo: It was for the Experiments, so applications are now closed. Apologies.

October 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Lia Francis says:

Gutting! Thank you for your prompt response Abeo. Do you know roughly when there will be another opportunity like this or if there is a way to get any notification when the next opportunity arises? I was obviously way too late in seeing this and really don’t want to miss out next time!

Msg from Abeo: Best way is to follow Derren on Twitter or Facebook as we post a link to the blog when these kind of posts go out πŸ™‚

November 26, 2011 at 10:30 am
Bianca says:

Why does everything amazing have to be for over 18 !?! πŸ™ well at least I only have 1 year 2 months to go until I can try and sign up for this or something similar from the same series πŸ˜€

November 28, 2011 at 10:46 am
Thida says:

I have just sent and email but nothing has been returned back to me to fill out. I really want to be in this. My birthday is coming soon …pls…pls…make this one special for me.

Msg from Abeo: This is an old blog post and was asking for participants for The Experiments series which has finished now.

December 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Molly says:

wow! I wish I wasn’t 15. Oh well..I’ll just wait another 3 years πŸ™

March 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm
Paul Wadsworth says:

I would like to take part in derren brown

March 24, 2012 at 12:49 am
Sean says:

just read trick of the mind bring it on derren πŸ˜›

April 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Will says:

I wish I was 18 or over, it would mean more than anything to me if could just meet Derren Brown. How long does he plan to keep doing T.V shows?

April 3, 2012 at 8:43 am
Berber Anna says:

Will, go to one of his stage shows (tour dates are on the website). Those are 12 and over, and you’ll stand a way better chance of being picked to go on stage than to be picked to be in a TV show πŸ˜‰