Americans barely care about its own illusionists (we blame Chris Angel, who’s intolerable), but gay British trickster Derren Brown had nearly three million viewers at his beck and call last night as he professed to correctly predict all six numbers of the midweek lotto drawing.
While the BBC broadcast the winning numbers, Brown — who previously played Russian Roulette on live TV — was on Channel 4, showing the lotto broadcast in real time as he unveiled his own number picks … which, naturally, matched perfectly.
And tomorrow? He plans to reveal how he did it. Cue everyone trying to explain the trick ahead of time. We think it’s the gay gene.