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Posted by Derren Brown News November 25, 2008 at 5:41 pm

I thought i’d run a caption competition, the winner will get hold of a brand new shiny dvd box set signed by the boss.

I’m looking for the funniest/most interesting caption for the photo above, answers to (please title your email “Caption Competition”) competition closes Tuesday December 2nd at 5pm any entries after that will not be counted.

Derren will be Simon Cowell i’ll be Louis Walsh.

Good luck all 


November 25, 2008 at 5:51 pm
phillis says:

Ugh- suppose that makes me Sharon Osbourne then.

November 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm
Ms G says:

Are all systems allowed? Rules? May we use brain stimulating stuff to boost our core to see to the best captation ever thought up? Is it allowed to black mail or seduce the judges to influence the results? The special X-factor toolkit e.g., comes in handy but is it allowed?
How do you think you are going to handle the stress of contestants the coming days? Lots, I mean lots, of topics necessary (even more than before) … Medical/psychological assistance available?
Before all start to shoot at this (wonderfull) contest ..

Now I wish all other good luck (they will surely not need it, just their witty brilliant selves must be enough …).

Also good luck to the 3 judges … (you know who you will have to pick ofcourse.. *grinning*) .. as you never know what otherwise might happen … not pinky skies, I can tell you that ..

November 25, 2008 at 8:11 pm
Sue says:

Can I just ask is the person in the photo just a random peasant, or is he someone of celebrity status?

(and I know that the one on the right is the gorgeous charming Derren, before anyone comments).


November 25, 2008 at 8:26 pm
Simmie says:

it’s a dummy you dummy.

November 25, 2008 at 8:28 pm
Sue says:

I’ll ask again “Is he a peasant, or a celebrity”.

November 25, 2008 at 8:47 pm
Michelle says:

Is it Ken Livingstone?

November 25, 2008 at 9:01 pm
Simmie says:

Yes. << edited by Phillis - play nicely now!

November 25, 2008 at 9:43 pm
Michelle says:

Leave me alone πŸ™
He does looks somewhat less wrinkly there than all other photos! hahaha πŸ˜€

*accepts award and walks off in a huff* πŸ˜›

November 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm
Sekhmet says:

“Derren will be Simon Cowell iÒ€ℒll be Louis Walsh.”

Will that be Louis or Louise?

November 25, 2008 at 10:34 pm
use says:

Derren: And thats how it works when you hypnotise me so I can forget who Sue is”

November 25, 2008 at 10:43 pm
Sekhmet says:

PMSL use!!!!!

November 26, 2008 at 9:37 am
Sue says:

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.


*insert evil stare*


November 26, 2008 at 9:44 am
Nopke says:

Why is the guy looking to his left (he doesn’t look at Derren) … or does Derren say … when I snap my fingers at three you will start to feel someone sneaking up from behind …. don’t look …

November 26, 2008 at 12:36 pm
fifi says:

I’m sorry but is that a comb-over on DB’s head!!!!!!

November 26, 2008 at 12:47 pm
Rach says:

Comb-over or not, he’s still looking yummy, bless him

November 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm
fifi says:

Yes of course he does….extra medication for Rach please πŸ™‚

November 26, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Sue says:

Sorry, have to add: Derren is lush.


November 26, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Rach says:

Thank you Sue! See – i’m not the only one πŸ™‚

November 26, 2008 at 1:15 pm
fifi says:

I haven’t heard anyone be described as looking “luch” since about 1989. Crikey I be past it if comb-over = lush!

I miss the old days when he was going with the fluffed up “flock of seagulls” look.

November 26, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Sara says:

Fifi, I have a sneaky impression that Sue is Welsh… For it is foretold from the great “Gavin & Stacey” all Welsh – speak the word ‘Lush’ only in this world…or I’m just stereotyping.

November 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm
fifi says:

Ah that explains so much!

November 26, 2008 at 1:45 pm
Sue says:

Sara/Fifi: I am not Welsh, and lush is a commonly used word here.

Also, Derren does not have a comb-over.

And is Very Lush! so nerr *lol*


November 26, 2008 at 1:47 pm
fifi says:

I beg to differ Sue, take another look at the picture. There if definite comb-overage.

November 26, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Sue says:

Oh and according to Wiki:

(UK, slang) beautiful, sexy

(Wales, slang) amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked
Your voice is lush, Lucy! I could listen to it all day!

And I certainly didn’t mean the Welsh version. ;o)

(anyhows, we will get bollocked off for this shortly).


November 26, 2008 at 2:05 pm
Sara says:

Sue, that was just too easy!

November 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm
Go Go Yubari says:

What would Paul Merton say? C’mon! THINK! … THINK!

November 26, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Alice says:

I love the “Yes dear, you’re a crazy person” expression on Red Ken’s face.

November 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm
use says:

DERREN: “So, if I do this when Sue comes to 20 of my shows- she will forget who I am and leave me the hell alone!”

November 26, 2008 at 10:16 pm
Sue says:

Oh good… only another 16 to go then.

November 27, 2008 at 3:50 am

sekhmet that was NOT funny!!!

November 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Ali G says:

Derren: Who iz bin messin’ wiv ya head, tell me? Is it coz I is brown? Tell me … Or wait, wait .. I iz gonna transfa hit from ya brain to mine .. aiii, one minute .. Aiii, I iz in ya brain now. Wicked! .. Wait … hit iz comin … Hit iz .. wait, don’t tell .. hit iz … Oh narr !!!… I can’t tell da audience dis one … fo sho not!

Client thinks: “What is he doing in the left side of my brain” “Where is that buzz coming from in my brain?”

November 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm
Geoff says:

Im a northerner and Im not typical :/

November 28, 2008 at 12:02 am
phillis says:

please send all comments in to the official address – Im in a very “delete happy” mode today.

November 28, 2008 at 12:05 am
Sue says:

Well done Phillis, feel free to delete more of the above crap by certain people that are only here for trolling and not to here more from Derren and his entourage.


November 28, 2008 at 1:08 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

hmm…i think i’ll send mine through the official site …not sure which addy to use though!…

November 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

(it’s the kuda bux syndrome)

November 28, 2008 at 5:41 pm
Liz says:

The address is detailed in Coops’ original challenge. I won’t be sending one – alas i am NOT a natural wit…………..I am pretty tho πŸ˜‰

December 1, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Flapjack says:

Ooooh the tension is mounting, just one day to go…
Will the winning entry be posted on the site?

December 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm
Flapjack says:

It’s gone 5 pm and the suspense is killing me!!!

December 6, 2008 at 2:26 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Hm, Simon & Louis are busy with the next-x-factor episode me thinks…

December 9, 2008 at 11:10 am
Michelle says:

*Pokes Coops*

So who won?

December 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm
Go Go Yubari says:

Derren: “Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken? … Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! KEN! Ken! Ken! Ken! Ken! … Oh hang on, I forgot, it’s a waxwork.”

December 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm
Sara says:

Who’s won? Any updates, please!

December 24, 2008 at 9:15 am
Wombat says:


December 29, 2008 at 12:12 am
Nick says:

another poke – any winners yet?

January 9, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Rach says:

….. and another ….



January 11, 2009 at 8:14 pm
Go Go Yubari says:

He’s decided to keep the Specials DVD for himself. Or he’s had another look at the DVD and realised it’s not Derren Brown’s Specials, it’s actually The Specials In Concert.