The TV illusionist has conquered all but one of his fears


Derren Brown has admitted his greatest fear – spiders.

The TV illusionist, 41, makes his living scaring others, but he admits he isn’t completely immune to phobias himself.

‘I couldn’t sleep if there was a spider in the room, but I’d at least be able to stick a glass over it,’ Derren Brown says.

And he nursed a phobia of the gym while at university.

‘I had a fear about that blokeish environment, rooted in a feeling of total inadequacy, which is what fear is. 

‘But I came across the idea of running towards the things that frighten you. When you do it, you realise it’s nothing at all,’ he tells The Mirror.