TV Show Host

Derek Acorah

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Age 74
Birthday January 271950
Birth Sign Aquarius
City England
Country England
Profession TV Show Host

Derek Acorah is a famous TV Show Host, born on January 27, 1950 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Derek Acorah’s net worth is $5 Million. He was also featured on the series Ghost Towns and Celebrity Quitters.

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Spouse Gwen Acorah (m. 1995–2020), Rachel Walker (m. 1984–1990)
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Derek Acorah Biography

Spirit medium who became famous for hosting the English series Most Haunted. Acorah was born Derek Francis Johnson, in Bootle on 27 January 1950 to Frederick Johnson and Elizabeth Courtney. He lived in Scarisbrick near Southport, in North West England. Acorah claimed that his first experience with spiritualism happened when he was six, when he saw his deceased grandfather in his grandmother’s house. His grandmother, a psychic, would later influence his decision to become a medium..

He was married to Gwen Acorah from 1987 to 1990.

Derek Francis Johnson (27 January 1950 – 4 January 2020), known professionally as Derek Acorah, was an English self-styled spiritual medium. He was best known for his television work on Most Haunted, broadcast on Living TV (2002–2010). His career as a medium was punctuated by allegations of fakery and he also attracted controversy over a number of seances during which he, reportedly, made contact with high-profile figures.

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Acorah was firstly married to Joan Hughes from 1972 to 1982. The couple had a son together. He was later married to his wife Gwen from 1995, until his death in 2020. The couple were patrons for the charity Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme, a registered charity which provides guide dogs for the blind.

Derek Acorah Net Worth

Derek Acorah is one of the richest TV Show Host & listed on most popular TV Show Host. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Derek Acorah‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income TV Show Host
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He has said that his first spiritual encounter as a child was feeling the presence of his dead grandfather.

Acorah was firstly married to Joan Hughes from 1972 to 1982. The couple had a son together. He was later married to his wife Gwen from 1995, until his death in 2020. The couple were patrons for the charity Pathfinder Guide Dog Programme, a registered charity which provides guide dogs for the blind.

Acorah’s first television appearance was on the satellite TV channel Granada Breeze in 1996. During his five years with the channel, he began with Livetime before later appearing weekly on Psychic Livetime. He also appeared on Predictions which started out as a showcase for various studio guests but later became a vehicle for Acorah alone and renamed Predictions with Derek Acorah.

In July 2001, Acorah joined a new British television programme called Haunting Truths. It was subsequently sold to Living and renamed Most Haunted. He worked on the show for six series.

Who is Derek Acorah dating?

According to our records, Derek Acorah married to Gwen Acorah (m. 1995–2020), Rachel Walker (m. 1984–1990). As of May 2022, Derek Acorah’s is not dating anyone.

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Yvette Fielding, a presenter and executive producer of Most Haunted, initially stated “there is no acting on this programme, none whatsoever. Everything you see and you hear is real.” However, significant media attention was directed at the show in 2005, after Acorah claimed to channel spirits with names that had allegedly been suggested to him in advance, such as “Rik Eedles” and “Kreed Kafer”, which are anagrams of “Derek Lies” and “Derek Faker” respectively. Speaking in 2006, Fielding said of Acorah: “We tell people everything is real, then it turns out he was a fake, so he had to go.” His time on the show saw him regularly being parodied, most notably with Shirley Ghostman (portrayed by Marc Wootton), which drew on elements of Acorah and Colin Fry, and Wooton once invaded one of Acorah’s shows. He was also parodied by Dawn French on an episode of French and Saunders and by Jon Culshaw on Dead Ringers.

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Ranked on the list of most popular TV Show Host. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Derek Acorah celebrates birthday on January 27 of every year.

After his 2005 departure from Most Haunted, Acorah filmed a one-off special for LivingTV, Derek Acorah’s Quest for Guy Fawkes followed by Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns with Ruggie Media. This programme ran for three series. In 2008, Acorah took part in two series for Sky Real Lives titled Derek Acorah. In July 2006, he made a cameo appearance in the Doctor Who episode “Army of Ghosts”.

In November 2009, Acorah featured in Michael Jackson: The Live Seance, in which he was shown on live television attempting to contact the singer’s spirit. The programme was named the worst TV programme of 2009 in a poll of more than 9,000 Yahoo! users.

Acorah’s other television work includes Celebrity Five Go to…, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Celebrity Quitters and Paranormal Egypt. He also made appearances on Celebrity Juice, Loose Lips, Richard and Judy, Bo’ Selecta!, Brainiac: Science Abuse, The Paul O’Grady Show, The Weakest Link and Loose Women. On film, he had a cameo in Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), and played a small role in Crispy’s Curse (2017), although the film failed to achieve a general release.

In May 2012, Acorah claimed to have received a psychic message from Madeleine McCann via a ‘spirit guide’, stating that the child had died some time ago but would soon be reincarnated. After widespread media outrage, Acorah used the same newspaper to publish an apology to McCann’s parents.

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