Derek Acorah was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20 (UK).


Age: 67
Twitter: @derek_acorah
Hometown: Southport

Derek Francis Johnson, professionally known as Derek Acorah, is a TV psychic, best known for appearing on the paranormal television series Most Haunted. The star describes himself as a spiritual medium, and says his first experience in the paranormal world came when he was just aged six, after seeing a ghost on his grandmother's landing!

Derek has been touring with his Whispers from Heaven tour, which helps connects people with their loved ones in the spirit world.

What are you looking forward to most about Celebrity Big Brother and why?
I am looking forward to seeing how I can adapt to living twenty-four seven with people I have never met before, and finding out about each one through general conversation.

What kind of housemate do you think you'll be?
A considerate, kind, maybe tolerant… and helpful housemate!

Describe yourself in three words.
A lover of life, generous of nature and kind.

Player History - Celebrity Big Brother 20

Nominations History

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
1 Ineligible
6 Ineligible
9 Helen Lederer
Sarah Harding
13 Ineligible
17 Ineligible
Sam Thompson
Sarah Harding
19 Jemma Lucy
Sarah Harding
23 Ineligible
No Nominations 4th Place

Post Big Brother

  • Derek passed away on January 3, 2020 after a short battle of pneumonia and which led to sepsis.[1][2][3]



  1. TV medium Derek Acorah dies aged 69. BBC Online (4 January 2020). Retrieved on 4 January 2020.
  2. Derek Acorah dies aged 69 after falling into coma. Trinity Mirror (4 January 2020). Retrieved on 4 January 2020.
  3. Derek Acorah's cause of death confirmed as sepsis after 'awful flu'
Celebrity Big Brother 20 Housemates
CBB20 Small Sarah
CBB20 Small Amelia
CBB20 Small Sam
CBB20 Small Derek
CBB20 Small Chad
CBB20 Small Jemma
CBB20 Small Shaun
CBB20 Small Helen
CBB20 Small Sandi
CBB20 Small Paul
CBB20 Small Brandi
CBB20 Small Jordan
CBB20 Small Trisha
CBB20 Small Karthik
CBB20 Small Marissa
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