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Derren Brown: 'Lottery twist was banned'

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Derren Brown has said that he was not allowed to show his planned twist on How To Win The Lottery.

The illusionist appeared to predict the winning numbers of the National Lottery in 2009 and gave a claim that he was aided by the "wisdom of the crowd".

At the time, it was claimed that further footage had been shot but not screened, which featured Brown predicting the numbers a year earlier and a second explanation.

Asked if he would do anything differently in his career, Brown told Metro: "The show that followed the Lottery predictions purportedly revealing how it was done.

"The level of scrutiny from Camelot, the BBC and the government meant we couldn't finish it the way we wanted, which was to have a fishy explanation about the wisdom of crowds followed by a massive twist."

He added: "We weren't allowed to do the twist so we ended up with the fishy explanation on its own, which is not how I like to treat people."

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