The Times Online has an in depth chat with Derren Brown. In it Derren confirms another new book (although its not clear if this is a magician or public focused one), the new Specials airing in September, and a Documentary featuring him as a “quack-buster of the paranormal”.

He also talks about how he had a difficult school period, and how at University he took to wearing a cloak!

I’m always slightly beset by embarrassment about being a magician

He told the reporter, but as the most successful magician we’ve had since Paul Daniels fever gripped the nation three decades ago, its a hard title to shake.

UK readers can also catch the full article complete with photographs of Derren painting in his studio in todays Times.