Ian O'Doherty: Well, it's a good scam . . .
Anyone with even half a brain should be immediately able to see through a psychic.
In fact, this column was once forced, through work, to go to a show hosted by the proven fraud Colin Fry and it was incredible how obvious some of his carnival tricks were.
Indeed, the only thing more incredible were the gullible gasps and ooohs and ahhs from the crowd as he guided some hapless halfwit through the answers (the evening ended earlier than planned when some of the audience took exception to this column's laughter and assertion that it was just cold reading. And not very good cold reading, either).