TV illusionist Derren Brown has revealed that he “flirted” with a fringe evangelical Christian movement which tries to “cure” people of their homosexuality before he came out as gay.
The 40-year-old star is now completely comfortable with his sexuality and has filmed a documentary exposing the “scam” behind so-called miracle healing in the church.
Brown, who revealed he was gay in 2008, said: “I did go through an area of the church that was trying to ‘cure' gay people.
In Derren Brown: Miracles For Sale, the TV star looks at the faith healing of everything from blindness to arthritis.
He turns a member of the public into a fake pastor and faith healer and sends him to the US Bible Belt to try to expose the “tricks” involved.