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Psychic Sally
10-04-2011, 07:31 AM
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RE: Psychic Sally
interview with sally in the daily mail

Psychic superstar: Her fans pack arenas to see her contact the dead, but is this very happy medium all she seems?
By JAN MOIR
Last updated at 3:19 AM on 9th April 2011


Psychic Sally Morgan packs auditoriums with people convinced she's channelling the thoughts of the dead
On a busy night at the Wimbledon Theatre in south London, Sally Morgan is communing with the dead. ‘There is someone here with me now,’ she cries, then she makes a face. ‘Oh no. Oh no! I didn’t want this so early in the show. It is a child.’
Then she starts to speak in a little-wickle baby voice.
‘I didn’t want to go. I didn’t wunna go.’ The sellout audience shift expectantly in their seats. Emotions are running high in the stalls. The temperature in the dress circle is boiling.
A woman puts up her hand, she thinks it could be her dead daughter. ‘She is in a happy place now,’ Sally tells the bereaved mother, then reverts back to baby voice and points to her head. ‘No more pain.’
Sally, the woman who styles herself as the nation’s favourite psychic, the TV medium who makes no secret of the fact that she was once a close confidante of Princess Diana — and I mean before she died — paces from one end of the stage to another. Over and over again, she appears to make a connection between the living and the dead, the grieving and the gone. Messages are pouring in.
Of course they are — it’s showtime! And in the spotlight, Psychic Sally’s sequins sparkle, her perfect coiffure gleams, her manicured nails, painted with lilac gel, flutter around her head.
‘I am called a medium because I am a medium, I am a communication route,’ she told me when we met earlier in the day. Right now, she is a veritable Spaghetti Junction, a living conduit of messages from the deceased, from those who have kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.
‘This person in my head . . . a young man who has taken his own life. Mark?’ says Sally. ‘Did he swallow his tongue?’ A woman in the audience nods. ‘I don’t mean to be rude, but when they found him, his eyes was bulged,’ ventures Sally, causing a ripple of ghoulish pleasure to run through the cheap seats.
Psychic Sally shakes her head with the rueful air of one who has gone to the market to buy cakes, but finds the stalls full of plain loaves instead. There are a lot of suicides coming through to her tonight.
There is also a ‘Jean who can’t get her breath back’, another child who was ‘only four months old’ when he died. A Gustaf, or is it a Glynn? Somebody’s grandad who is on an old-fashioned pair of wooden crutches. ‘He’s got a foot missing.’ There is another ghost who is digitally challenged. ‘Did he have a finger missing on his right hand?’ she wonders.

Onstage Sally is a force of nature, as one might expect from a mum of three with superpowers
We also say hello to David with a brain aneurism, Robert who was in a car crash, Len and Sylvie who lived in a bungalow where something awful happened in a chair by the fire. A Griggsy? Or is it Biggsy? A Chris and a James: ‘Yer Dad’s here, love,’ she says to one sobbing woman as the audience cheer and applaud.
Psychic Sally, the popular star of the ITV series Star Psychic, and who appears in an eponymous series for Sky Living, is currently on a sell-out tour of the UK. Last week, she played for the first time at the vast O2 Arena in London and by the end of the year, she will have performed more than 170 live psychic shows to over a quarter of a million people.
As she puts it in her new book, Life After Death: ‘Before the stage shows, I could never quite understand why the Rolling Stones still toured. Now I understand. They do it for the unique feeling you get when you walk from the wings on to the stage in front of an audience. It is exhilarating.’
Yet for many, the question is not how on earth does Psychic Sally do it — it is how on earth does she dare?
We meet earlier in the day, in the dressing room backstage where Psychic Sally likes to relax before the shows with a cup of milky tea and a bit of a rest. She is a small, attractive woman dressed in jeans, a nipped-in leather jacket and a pair of leopardskin pumps. She looks wonderful, having recently lost 14 stone following a proximal gastric bypass operation. ‘Have you seen my DVD, Psychic Sally’s Big Fat Operation? I’ll get you a copy,’ she says, glowing.
‘They re-route your bowel, so you don’t absorb fat. The problem is, you get left with a lot of flab.’ She pulls up her T-shirt to show me, pointing out the keyhole surgery marks, grabbing a handful of loose flesh and giving it a wobble. As you can see, there are no barriers with Sally, no social hurdles or niceties to overcome.
Onstage as in life, she is a force of nature. And as one might expect from a 59-year-old mother of three with superpowers, she is direct and engaging, giving me the once over with her shrewd, psychic eyes.
‘Oh, as soon as I make eye contact, I am aware of everything about a person. Look at you. I can tell straight away that you are an emotional control freak: you do let yourself go emotionally, but you avoid that because when you do, it is very much like, goodbye world, I want to be on my own now.’

Dead chirpy: Sally Morgan clearly enjoys her conversations with the deceased
Poor little me. Yet to be fair to Sally, I really didn’t want to include her assessment of me in this article and had to force myself to do so. Which just goes to show what an emotional control freak I truly am.
As we chat, Psychic Sally needs to prepare herself for what lies ahead, for coping with a night of the living and the dead. Say what you like, but it is not easy being a medium, a gateway to the ghosts, an open sesame to the spirit world.
And Sally Morgan did not ask for this gift. It came to her unbidden when she was a small child living in West London, where she grew up proud of her working-class roots, her newspaper vendor parents, her tough upbringing. No one was surprised at her gift, but things were different back then.
‘You know what it’s like now. Every other person is a psychic. Do you know what I mean? And just look at some of ’em. Madame Zsa Zsa or whatever. What I say to people is, do your homework. Choosing a psychic is like choosing a dentist. You don’t wanna get hurt.’
Certainly, you can go to the official Sally Morgan website and chose one of her personally selected psychics and clairvoyants for a live psychic reading. I must say, however, that the thought of the vulnerable and the recently bereaved paying £1.53 per minute to hear Grace, Honesty or Tom burble their psychic clairvoyant thoughts down the line is an utterly horrifying one.
‘I don’t accept that I and other mediums exploit people’s grief,’ she says. ‘The accusation really angers me. I know that people walk out of my shows with renewed hope in their hearts. People want different things from mediums. Some want comfort, forgiveness, confirmation.
‘When I tell people things about themselves and their passed loved ones that I couldn’t possibly know, they realise there is a greater power at work. It gives them a belief in life after death.’
Why are there so many psychics today?
‘I don’t know.’
Are people lost?
‘No, not any more that we were 100 years ago. We are evolving, we have more freedoms. Why shouldn’t we seek out wonderful alternative therapies or whatever?’
Sally has always done her best to use her ‘gift’ wisely and well. She started giving readings at home and got so busy by the early Nineties that she ended up leaving a career in nursing to go psychic full-time. Even a clairvoyant such as she could not have foreseen how celebrated she would become and how the rich and the famous would target her. Or was it her targeting them?

Heavens above: Sally has given a psychic reading to Katie Price
Today, Sally — who is married to John, a former greengrocer who now appears in many of her TV shows — is a noted psychic to the stars and has given readings to the actress Uma Thurman, George Michael and, (why am I not surprised?) Katie Price.
She is a friend of the Kennedys (yes, the real ones) and the Garfunkels (Art) and says that she is alerted to the presence of a spirit by a soft hum, a gentle buzzing in the back of her mind.
‘It is a burden,’ she says, nodding. She takes a sip from her tea and puts the mug back on her dressing room table. ‘I don’t resent it, although it is a huge responsibility. I am dealing with raw emotion, I am dealing with death, Jan. And even in the 21st century death is still a taboo subject.’
Why?
‘Because we are looking at grief. We are having tears and emotion. We are dredging up every emotion you can think of.’
Of course, her most celebrated client was Princess Diana. According to Sally, they spoke every day for four years, which makes one wonder about poor Diana’s sanity.
‘Oh, we could be on the phone for hours. Literally. One Boxing Day, she was on the phone for three-and-a-half hours to me. That was the first Christmas she didn’t spend with her kids after she and Charles had split.’


Royal connections: Diana, Princess of Wales was one of Sally's most famous clients
What did the pair of you talk about? ‘Oh my lovely. I can’t tell you what we talked about. I would get put in the Tower if I did.’
Morgan says that the princess came into her life because: ‘If she had not been royal, she would have been someone in my audience. She was a psychic junkie. If she picked up a copy of Vogue, she looked at the horoscopes first.
‘She would often ring me and I knew she had just been on the phone to Debbie Frank the astrologer, because she would go, “Hello Debbie!” I used to laugh and say “Wrong one again”, and she would say; “Sally, sorry, sorry”. She did it so often.’
Surprisingly, given this intimacy with the princess and being the holder of her secrets, Sally was not interviewed during the official three-year-long police investigation into Diana’s death, led by former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens.
‘Funnily enough, I saw Koo Stark around that time,’ says Sally. ‘And she said to me, “I have just been interviewed by the Met about Diana — and your name is next on the list”. But they never came and I know why.’
Why? ‘Because someone very close to Diana told the police, don’t go to Sally Morgan.’ It is hard to imagine someone telling Lord Stevens whom he could and could not interview, but at this suggestion Sally just gives me one of her raised-eyebrow looks and a knowing smirk for good measure. Anyway, by 1997, she and the princess were estranged.
‘I don’t know why. She just stopped calling. That was how she operated. But I knew her very well and I was fond of her. You are never friends with royalty, there is a very subtle barrier. An invisible line you don’t cross.’
Sally Morgan still has many connections to the royal world. For a start, she gets her hair cut — rather beautifully, I must say — by Denise McAdam, the royal hairdresser who also attends to Prince Charles and the Princes William and Harry. ‘She’s going to the wedding,’ says Sally, who is not. Yet Sally herself still has royal clients, although she cannot say who they are. So discreet!
‘I will be very honest, there are still people in my life who have a lot to do with her particular area of that family. So I get very good sense of what is going on.’ Is it Prince William or Prince Harry? She shakes her head and mimes mute. ‘I can’t say!’ she eventually cries. Can she confirm or deny it?
‘All right. No, then,’ she says, practically winking as she does so. Certainly, Sally tells me that she has contact with the late princess only when a member of her family wants to contact her, whatever that might mean. On this delicate but reputation-swelling subject she can say no more. Oh all right then, just a little bit more.
‘Diana would be so proud of William. How could she not be? And of course she would approve of Kate. I think Kate is incredible for William. She is going to be amazing for the Royal Family. She is incredibly strong and steady, she can handle William so therefore she can handle the Establishment that goes with him. For he is a product, our future king. He is not really a person, which is a shame.’
In olden days, she days, Sally would have been drowned in the village pond as a witch. Today, her role as Britain’s favourite psychic raises more questions than it answers.
For a start, if she was genuinely clairvoyant and could see into the future, why didn’t she tell Princess Diana to wear a seat belt? And why do the spirits who visit her on stage not give their full names? Just wondering, you know.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl...z1J6DV5o1D
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10-04-2011, 01:45 PM
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RE: Psychic Sally
I don't think that we can really say things like, the seatbelt thing etc, that would be silly, and who says that a look into someone's future etc can be that detailed anyway?

And in answer to the question about the spirits who don't give Sally their full names; well they probably do, but Sally probably witholds this knowledge simply for the sake of friends, relatives or associates of the spirt in the living world. This woman is a professional after all and the last thing she'd want is a load of upset people calling her and writing etc.
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07-05-2011, 06:50 AM
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RE: Psychic Sally recommisoned
Living have recommisioned psychic sally

http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/29721



LONDON: Sky Living HD has recommissioned Psychic Sally: On the Road, which features the U.K. psychic Sally Morgan as she travels to give clairvoyant advice to average individuals, as well as celebrities.


ADVERTISEMENT The series is produced by ITV Studios and is in its third season. Celebrities Alesha Dixon of Strictly Come Dancing, Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger from The Only Way Is Essex will be among the guests to appear on this season's show.
Bernadette Morley, the commissioning editor for factual entertainment at BSkyB, said: “Sally’s shows have proved to be a huge success for Living and we’re really excited to have her on the channel. The new series will offer her fans something extra, with revealing insights about Sally and her celebrity guests."

Jeremy Phillips, the executive producer for ITV Studios, added: “Sally’s sell-out tour is attracting huge audiences across Britain and it’s easy to see why—they’re packed with real emotion and drama and our cameras will be there all the way to witness the big moments on stage and behind the scenes.”
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22-05-2011, 09:00 PM
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How wonderful that Sally's gift has made her a fortune, when is she next available to read for ordinary Joe Public, or has she forgotten who put her where she is? When you are reduced to reading for a so called celebrity like Lauren Goodger well that says it all !
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23-05-2011, 03:47 PM
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(22-05-2011 09:00 PM)Peony Wrote:  How wonderful that Sally's gift has made her a fortune, when is she next available to read for ordinary Joe Public, or has she forgotten who put her where she is? When you are reduced to reading for a so called celebrity like Lauren Goodger well that says it all !

I don't think someone like Sally would ever forget how she got where she is today. I dislike the phrase "who put her where she is" because it implies that we did all the work for her. Sally is a hard working individual who has done enormously well for herself and I am in total agreement with you when you say that she it's wonderful that her gift has made her a fortune. I hope she spends it on booze and loose men! LOL! I know i would.

Smiles everyone Big Grin

Can't wait to see more of her real soon
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23-05-2011, 10:18 PM
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(23-05-2011 03:47 PM)Brightside Wrote:  
(22-05-2011 09:00 PM)Peony Wrote:  How wonderful that Sally's gift has made her a fortune, when is she next available to read for ordinary Joe Public, or has she forgotten who put her where she is? When you are reduced to reading for a so called celebrity like Lauren Goodger well that says it all !

I don't think someone like Sally would ever forget how she got where she is today. I dislike the phrase "who put her where she is" because it implies that we did all the work for her. Sally is a hard working individual who has done enormously well for herself and I am in total agreement with you when you say that she it's wonderful that her gift has made her a fortune. I hope she spends it on booze and loose men! LOL! I know i would.

Smiles everyone Big Grin

Can't wait to see more of her real soon

surely after her "amazing" weight loss that should be less of her, she works so hard at EVERYTHING she does dont you agree! We may not have done the work for her but really that was not the point. The point was that all the ordinary Joe Public figures who were her bread and butter in the days before Princess Diana, the wonderful Derek her manager and of course Katie Price can no longer have a face to face reading with Sally unless of course they go along to one of her 200 plus shows in the uk with the very slim chance of having a message come through. How much are tickets nowadays for those shows??????????
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06-06-2011, 10:01 AM
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of cousrse they cant! Shes moveid on hasnt she. You can t expect people like psychic sally to be obligated to her fansd that's simplky not fair!
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12-06-2011, 09:15 AM
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good debate heres the schedule for the programme

http://www.tvguide.co.uk/titlesearch.asp...the%20Road
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13-06-2011, 10:56 AM
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Have you s een that shes planing on goign on big brother? I bet she does. Cant wait to sees that
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15-06-2011, 07:56 AM
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(13-06-2011 10:56 AM)Curly Wrote:  Have you s een that shes planing on goign on big brother? I bet she does. Cant wait to sees that

That would be interesting, I like Sally.
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