Fans were left fuming after Acorah apparently couldn’t see what was about to happen in his own life
Fans were left fuming after Acorah, 63, who claims to be able to contact the dead, apparently couldn’t see what was about to happen in his own life.
The star of ghost show Most Haunted was due to perform at Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline, Fife, last night for the latest leg of his Eternal Spirits Tour.
But a statement on the venue’s website told ticket buyers: “Please note – the performance at Carnegie Hall has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.”
An annoyed fan told the Sunday People: “How can a psychic have his show cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances?
“You would think he would have seen it coming.”
Acorah’s booking agent Brian Shaw said: “Why the theatre have used the words ‘unforeseen circumstances’ I don’t know.
“You couldn’t make it up – it’s an old music hall joke. We transferred the date more than a week ago to the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy for September 11. All tickets will be transferable and still be valid.
“It made more sense to do that due to the other upcoming dates on Derek’s tour and for personal reasons.”
Acorah claims he can speak to dead people by contacting his Ethiopian spirit guide Sam.
The Kevin Keegan lookalike set himself up as a medium after failing to make the grade as a footballer at Liverpool.
He then got his big break in 2001 on TV’s Most Haunted.
He is considered the UK’s No.1 TV psychic but has also been hit by controversy including claims his act is fake.
In 2005 he was allegedly outed as a fraud by Most Haunted’s psychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe.
That year George Best’s friends accused him of cashing in after he claimed he would speak with the dead football legend.
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