Attempting to contact Michael Jackson is, presumably, quite a big task. What made you want to do it?
"At the end of the day - well, the beginning of the day - I was a big fan of his. He's a fantastic entertainer and from a medium standpoint, it would be a privilege if we can achieve a connection with this great man. It could help the fans as well - millions of them are grieving him and if we can find a connection, he's likely to tell us about things we don't know about and help people who are still grieving. For them to know that he still lives on. Hopefully he's happy."
Michael didn't really do many interviews when he was alive - what makes you think he'll talk to you now?
"Nothing's set in stone - it's experimental. We can't command and demand that Michael step forward. However, I've just got that spiritual inclination that maybe Michael would like to do this. I will not know until very close to the time. If I pick up that Michael is in the atmosphere, I'll be a very happy man. If there's no connection, that's what will be. It's gonna be conducted honestly, with sensitivity, truth."
Have you spoken to any of his family about doing this?
"No, I haven't. So I don't know what their belief system is. The answer to that is no, unfortunately."
Have you tried anything like this before - contacting a dead celebrity?
"On a couple of occasions, yes. Not in the same way, but I've had contact from a number of famous people. The first one being in 1998 in Los Angeles at a theatre where we had a mixed audience of celebrities. Frank Sinatra made an entrance, which shook me out of my skin. There was a family member in the audience and he wanted to get a message to her."
What do you say to MJ fans who are disturbed by what you're doing?
"I would say, 'Believe me, it would be conducted with integrity, with the highest of respect for Michael.' If that doesn't help initially, it could be that Michael - if he's prepared to step forward - might not be alone. He might be with someone that's passed over before him - maybe a family member. You don't know what's going to happen. These sorts of instances have happened."
Someone that's criticised you quite publicly for this is Derren Brown. What do you make of his comments?
"He's looking for publicity! He always does it. Every time. I don't know why he wants to do it that way. We are worlds apart - Derren Brown is a magician and an illusionist. He can't do what I do and I certainly don't claim to do what he does. He's riding the publicity off my back."
Assuming you do manage to contact Michael, what will you talk to him about?
"Firstly, how is he? How is he feeling? What's the place like where he resides now? Are there people he's met before? Has he reunited with family members? I'd want all of his fans to know that he's well and that he's adjusted to the spirit kind of life and maybe he's quite happy. He can come and go as he pleases."
Is there a lot of pressure on you to speak to him?
"I'm certainly not going into it worried, I'm certainly not thinking that if he doesn't make contact it's a bad thing. What I have is a quiet, humbled expectancy. The most important thing is that I would like Michael Jackson to communicate with me alongside me. It's for the right reasons. It's my opinion that if he does make a breakthrough, he's gonna enjoy it a lot."
You'll have to excuse my ignorance if this is a silly question, but have you prepared yourself for the possibility of being possessed by his spirit? Could that happen?
"It's something I've never actually done. People say it but possession is against the will of the person where the spirit person has entered. They don't want it. But people have seen me in so-called scenarios of possession but it's when I've gladly channeled spirit energy in a short space of time without any real lasting effects. If Michael is capable and he puts it to me and he'd like to do this, I'm not going to object to it. If anything, it would give it more credence that Michael was there. Wouldn't you agree?"
There's a bit of mystery surrounding the location of the events. What can you tell us about that?
"I can't tell you anything because it's been kept secret from me. I will only know when I get called for and taken by the production company to wherever this location is."
Any thoughts on where it might be?
"The most important thing for the success of what we're trying to do is that the location should be of knowledge - somewhere that Michael has knowledge of and has spent pleasurable times and where it would have Michael turn around and think 'Where do I want to visit?' It could be a place he's visited where he has fond memories. I'm hoping maybe a piece of memorabilia or an artifact belonging to Michael will be available. That would help."
Michael Jackson: The Live Séance airs tonight at 10pm on Sky1.