Derren Brown to make a straight man gay

Derren Brown is to attempt to change people's sexuality for his latest TV stunt by turning a straight man gay, and trying to make a homosexual man fancy women

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Derren Brown is to attempt to change people's sexuality for his latest TV stunt.

The illusionist - who came out as gay four years ago - will try to make a straight man fancy other men, and a homosexual man attracted to women in his next programme, which he hopes will be as big a hit as 'Derren Brown: Apocalypse'.

In an interview with The Gay Times, he said: "I was thinking about this the other day -- it would be interesting wouldn't it? To take a gay guy and make him straight and a straight guy and make him gay."

Derren's powers of suggestion and hypnosis - which have seen him hypnotise people to steal a security van - have attracted criticism, but he insists the stunts are simply supposed to be "dramatic".

He said: "Controversy has never interested me for its own sake. It's always been about doing stuff that feels dramatic."

Last year, the 41-year-old illusionist's two-part special, 'Derren Brown: Apocalypse', saw him convince teaching assistant Steven Brosnan that a meteor shower had hit Earth which had led to zombies taking over the planet.

In 2009, Derren successfully predicted the lottery numbers and tricked an audience into thinking they were stuck to their seats.

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