World-famous superstar celebrity psychic, Derek Acorah, has been asked to appear in an episode of Coronation Street playing a world-famous superstar celebrity psychic called Eric D'Accora.
"Derek is very excited," said Acorah's agent, Eric D'Accora, who also has a cameo as Eric D'Accora's agent, Derek Acorah. "He's talked about little else since we got him the gig."
Since arranging the three figure sum for his appearance, bosses at the Soap Opera are regretting their decision.
"It's done and dusted now," said Dee Grade, casting director for Corrie. "he will be appearing on a future show. Apparently, he knows exactly which one, although we've not decided just yet."
Acorah has apparently demanded that the writers for the popular soap opera do not write him any lines.
"Derek will do a live reading for the characters in the cast," said D'Accora. "Such is his superb abilities, he can give readings for fictitious characters. It wouldn't be the first time he's done that. No doubt he will be contacting Betty for the recipe for her hotpot, and getting in touch with Alan Bradley, you know the one who got hit by a tram in Blackpool."
The writers are hopeful that Acorah's readings don't contact anybody from the tram crash special, as they themselves are not sure who died in that.
"As I said to the producer," said head scriptwriter, Ronnie Corbett, "I think this contacting the dead idea is a bad one, and it reminds me of the time when I was playing golf with Doris Stokes. She could talk the dead back to life that one."