It’s been a funny few months for celebrity psychics. Derek Acorah “made contact” with the late Michael Jackson (and later vowed to speak to him again), then, just yesterday, poor Yvette Fielding announced she needed to be guarded by four attack dogs following a firebomb threat. Undeterred by the crazy and dangerous lifetsyle of the famous medium, Sally Morgan is now entering the spotlight with new Living series Psychic Sally: On The Road. What does she think of her predecessors? Will she be taking a similar path? We caught up with Sal herself to find out.
Things have really taken off for you, haven’t they?
“It’s only taken 58 years but I’m getting there!”
What can we expect from Sally: On The Road?
“Oh, gosh – it’s a one-woman show I’m doing up and down the country and have been for the last sixteen months. There’s a thought pattern that comes into my head and I pass on messages. You can leave messages in an orb, people leave photographs in a basket, and we have a psychic cam, where people can leave messages in the foyer.”
Are there a lot of sceptical people at your shows?
“I’m sure there are but I was asked that question last year and it’s like: I love Michael Bublé, so I wouldn’t go and spend twenty quid on a ticket to see a heavy metal group. That’s how I look at it. I’m sure there are people that have come that are not at all interested in mediums and have come to criticise it but why would you waste your money?”
You’ve done quite a few readings for famous faces. Which was the most memorable?
“I’ve just seen so many famous people that perhaps someone I’ve seen that’s been most memorable would be someone you’d have to look up. The obvious ones are people like the Princess of Wales – I did speak to her daily for four and a half years which is pretty heavy! Even Christmas Days and Boxing Days.”
Have you ever tried to make contact since she’s passed?
“No. Let me just tell you about that because it’s an interesting question, but why would I? She wasn’t a member of my family, she wasn’t a friend. There are people that would think I would try to contact her because she was the Princess of Wales but of course I wouldn’t. There’s no need for me to and she wouldn’t contact me either. The only time I would ever perhaps sense her is if I was speaking to a member of her family.”
Did you watch Derek Acorah’s séance with Michael Jackson?
“I just think it was car crash television. I think what Derek did on that day was very misguided. I think it was tragic on many levels: tragic for mediumship; tragic for the Jackson family; tragic for Derek. I was quite excited but from the moment David Gest appeared it lost it for me. It went downhill quite rapidly – in fact it completely imploded!”
There was a rumour you’d been approached to be on I’m a Celebrity. Is that true?
“I’ve been asked every year! My daughter said the other day that there’s a Facebook group to get me into the jungle! I’d really love to do it. I never watch it either but my daughter said that on ITV2 they said they wanted the viewers to vote who they most want in the jungle and I was number one out of ten! They want star psychic Sally Morgan! I don’t know if that’s people saying we want her in there to teach her a lesson, though.”
Why haven’t you given in so far?
“Because I’m so huge and the thought of having to shower under a waterfall? Please, Dan! There’d be another waterfall if I turned my back on that waterfall! Once I’ve lost some weight, tell your viewers they may see me in the jungle!”
Who would you like to go in with?
“I’d like Derek Acorah in there too! Can you imagine, Yvette Fielding as well? I would have loved George Hamilton, that was really rotten they had him this year. Wasn’t he a sweetie? I would like to go in the jungle with a load of really young people – I don’t want anyone over 50!”
By Dan French, US TV Editor