The recipe was simple: take a TV presenter and a footballer-turned-medium, put them in somewhere ghostly, turn off the lights and see what happens. Oh, did I say that the presenter should be much given to screaming and the entire crew must be the most suggestible people you can find?
I personally approach Most Haunted as entertainment: I do have a dog in this fight, since I claim some psychic gifts myself and have made a few uncanny hits in my time. One thing I am certain of is that whatever entities might surround us do not respond well to the Most Haunted approach and certainly not to the confrontational way Acorah speaks to them!
Perhaps what Most Haunted was best known for was the volume of backbiting and bitching it achieved among the cast.
While Yvette Fielding consistently claimed that the show was not staged, it had a forced change of medium and Acorah hit back as well.
TELLY medium Derek Acorah has branded former Most Haunted co-star Yvette Fielding “egotistical” and “big-headed” after she tried to expose him as a fake. The controversial psychic has been involved in a bitter war of words with the ex-Blue Peter presenter who had fronted the smash-hit Living TV show with him.