Celebrity psychic Derek Acorah has called on Jimmy Carr to apologise for the "needless and hurtful joke he is going to make at the Derby Assembly Rooms in early 2013". Carr, who has not yet written the joke, has so far refused. "How can I be asked to apologise for something I haven't done yet. It's like a scene from Terminator 2, except with the parts of the murdering cyborg and the freedom fighter recast as Derek and myself. Ohh, there could be a gag in that".
Having never written material directly aimed at Acorah, Carr is now working on a number of jokes that belittle his celebrity status and claims to hear voices of the dead. "If it was bad enough to make him complain to the papers months in advance", said Carr, "I can't wait to write it. It's gonna be a corker. It will also make a nice change to use one of my own jokes rather than plagiarise another comic."
It was suggested to Acorah that Carr had no plans to make any jokes about him. However, raising the issue has now created a self fulfilling prophecy and Acorah will be mocked the length of country during Carr's upcoming tour. Acorah responded that "he didn't see that one coming."