My TV went fuzzy whenever the thing happened but i drew a tree with a circle around it. 🙂
Ben Stenning appears nowhere on the internet. No social sites – nothing. Not another semi-professional actor Derren?
Owwww Derren! You failed! It has to happen at sometime, but the complete silence was weird…. I’m not disappointed.
Can’t believe you were one out, I was absolutely gobsmacked.
Still ,very good television. Thanks.
Ohh god, i can’t believe what i read in the main topic here.
”After he successfully predicted the lotto”
Please tell me you’s all realize that it was a trick and he did not really win it, or else he would be winning it every week.
I work with special effects on computers and camera’s etc and i knew the second i seen the show that it was camera tricks.
Please get a clue people.
I meant to say he did not really predict it.
The point is not that “Oh he failed by one segment”, but rather that he was close by one segment.
If he had of put on a Neighbor bet for the 5 numbers meaning he could have bet on number 8 and then two others on each side of it, so would pay out 35-1 less the bet of 5 units. 1000 x 35-1 on each fo 5 numbers meaning cost of Â£5000 and a return of Â£35000 less the Â£5000 means a return of Â£30000 profit.
Do that 10 times and thats Â£300000
I have heard this is possible by computer but never seen a human do it.
It was still a great show
off by one is still great
the silence at the end was strange
well looks like the casino beat you lol
Shame he failed, bet the bloke was well gutted. I was not taken in by the lotto one, but this one is real. Derren Brown’s banned from all casinos in England, as he used to fleece them before he was famous.
I feel really bad for derren last night, he sounded so disapointed with himself. And he shouldn’t be! He was ONE number of and that proves to us all this is REAL and things go wrong. It shows us that he WAS actually working it out in his mind but unfortunatley perhaps the ball bounced?
He is a really talented guy and this slip up has made me want to watch him even more!
I loved the show tonight, even if it wasn’t a sucsess. I felt well bad for poor derren at the end and I felt stressed out.
The silence at the end was disturbing though, he should have pre-recorded a tape 1 for if it went well saying congratz and 1 for if it went wrong, saying ‘These are some of the reasons why it could have wrong- X X X – and I am really sorry (the guy he picked on- forgot his name) you will be getting your money back but I’m sorry I couldn’t win you the money. I hope you enjoyed my pass series… blah blah… I will be going on tour… blahahaha….’ You get my jist. I just wish it haddn’t of ended in such a way.
And I still hope channel 4 will let him do the live stuff again because that was the whole thrill of getting YOU involed which I liked.
I think he either purposely got it wrong because it just seems very weird to me that he would make a mistake. Or obviously he genuinely went wrong. He is only human, everyone makes mistakes. But if he did do it on purpose I just can’t understand his reasons for wanting to get it wrong live on telly. I mean, maybe he just wanted to get people talking and create more interest in him but, obviously I dont know Derren Brown personally lol but from what he has done before he doesnt strike me as the type of guy that would want to have everyone talking about his mistake. Or maybe he does. I really dont know lol
But it won’t stop me from watching his shows in future. I have always been very interested in the stuff he does.
Either way, it is really interesting. It got me baffled last night lol
Of course he got it wrong. If he had won it imagine how many people would be trying to copy him and lose their lifes savings/houses etc. To lose is to prove that even when gambleing it is just that, a gamble something that can either pay or or not and vast amounts of money can be lost just like that.
Derren Brown you’re an absolute legend =) Don’t worry about last night – it was amazing anyway
I’f I were Derren, and kept pulling off these amazing illusions, I would be worried about people’s growing cynicism. To counterbalance this, I’d then get one wrong (or very nearly right), to make people say “see – he got one wrong. that means the others must have been right”.
I simply cannot believe that no time was left by the show’s director at the end to celebrate the win of Â£175,000 (had there of been one). The fact that there was a brief minute or so to say “sorry mate” leads me to believe that this was all planned.
That does not mean, of course, that I wasn’t massively entertained by it. Derren remains one of the best things on TV and I wish Andrew O’Connor would give a fellow Brummie a job.
Silence at the end was very weird…
Talented guy with the rest of the show going correctly
I am very dubious about this roulette stunt. Great showmanship and very well set up but its the final hidden camera video feed which lets it all down for me.
Firstly how are w to know this is a live feed? He is so meticulous in his set up, or at leas appears to be during the earlier stages of the show, but how do we know this is live? There is no real interaction with anyone on the outside, no proof of time or date on the video feed? How many recordings needed to be made until it was just right?
Secondly, he was ‘somewhere in Europe’ -…. English speaking with a currency that equated exactly to 1 unit to 1 pound sterling – can only be in UK. And he wasnt recognised?
And why did he exchage a Â£5000 chip for 5 x Â£1000?
Just too many things to make me doubt this was real. Sorry.
Did no one else notice the amount he bet was wrong. He told us he was in mainland Europe where ,on the whole, the currency is the Euro. Why then did he change 5000 units into 10 chips of 500 units? That would make 5000. There is no country anywhere in Europe that the exchange rate is one for one. Oops.
– The euro is the same all over Europe, it dosen’t change between countries – and its currently 1GBP = 1.09 Euros – click to see for yourself – Phillis
i absoloutly love derren and his work and seeing that one mistake made me qutes sad to see it go wrong.. we all thought it would work everything else went right.. but none the less… still amazing
c’mon, i think it’s obvious that it was planned. getting it correct all the time will make lots of people more cynical, and Derren is no fool, i know we can all agree on that. also i was a little unsure why no effort was made to prove it was live, nothing but a little hidden camera, and wasn’t the point of the earlier meeting with the guy from ‘the real hustle’ supposed to let us know that casino’s have got on top of the ONE thing that can work, electronical aids (a camera must surely get recognised by whatever is used to detect such tools by the casino?), now how was derren an the ‘other guy with camera’ able to go into the casino without the device being detected!?!?….a few unanswered questions, but hey look everyone is talking about it! so what is a success? YES it was. Legend!
The real question is when does DB use TV trickery & special effects, and when does he really predict something. Just like David Blaine – it’s obvious when it is just an “illusionist’s” trick, such as for the card tricks, but what about some of the other stunts, such as when he bent the prison steel bars? Was that a trick? It is all just entertainment – and the entertainment is flirting with the idea some of the stunts are real.
I’m intrigued. As always when Derren gets things slightly wrong, this was not unintentional. But I don’t believe it was pure publicity-seeking either. What’s he up to? What part did the kids on the bus play? What did the snowflake mean? Lots of unanswered questions that I’m sure will be answered in time.
Please i must communicate with Derren. I know about the …double velocity against the wheel..secret.
I am from Greece i did not see the show. I must speak with Derren in order to exchange knowledge and information about the wheel watching method . I am do in it for 6 years now…and if we talk i am sure that we can bring more accurate results. I am not a showman…i am A player!! i ALSO SEND MESSAGES to facebook site, and to the Chanel site.
Please contact me, i am first going to give information.
So must I communicate with Derren…
I guess this still stands true:
I saw the live video blog where you cursed at missing the number by one. I realised having rewatched all the shows that this wasn’t the first time you attempted the trick on one of your programs. Again you missed out by one number. Can I ask, have you ever managed to get it right? Will you ever attempt this again for TV, or will it be one of those endeavours that’s had its day. I’ll be coming to see your next live show, whenever that might be. Perhaps you could perfect it for your performance? I’d pay money to see that 😉
OMG. I tried guessing the one before derren did his and I got it right. I want to meet derren.