Keith Charles Reading on
The Ultimate Psychic Challenge


Keith Charles reading to an audience member (Tracey or Tracy) on The Ultimate Psychic Challenge

(Discovery & Channel Four)

Keith Charles

Transcript of reading given by Keith Charles
Some people watching the show may have been impressed with the reading Keith Charles gave to the woman in the audience.
Did you think so?

How much do you think he got correct?

You can test your own memory by reading the transcript below.

I offer only suggestions on analysis so that you can make up your own mind. Read it carefully.

Doesn't it sound like this was the woman's father?
Why could he be so precise (and wrong) about the furniture but so vague about just exactly who this person was? Despite all the information he gave out, including names, we are never told the name of the "gentleman" who came through just that he was "a father figure".
Why does he mention a 'pet' and not simply say a dog?
What about the recent painting downstairs? Why say 'recent' if it could have been anytime in the last 10 years?

James Randi has given a full analysis of this reading it's available here:


K.C. “Um I have a gentleman that trying to communicate with me at the moment. He’s um, he’s making me feel, there’s a lady got your hand [gesturing], like that. I’m sorry to point to you, you’re wearing blue. And you’ve got your hand across your face madam. Okay. Would you just mind telling me your name please?”

“Tracey” (or Tracy?)

K.C.“Tracey. Hello Tracey. I’m going to describe a gentleman that I have here that’s making communication with me. He feels like a father figure to you. He’s a gentleman who would have passed over with a heart attack. Now I don’t know who Michael is within the family, but he’s making reference to Michael in the family.[Tracey reacts at the name "Michael"] Do you understand this?

He’s also telling me, I know this sounds a strange thing and I gotta go with what he gives me. There’s pet, that you’ve recently lost as well [Tracey reacts to "pet"] because he’s talking about having the pet and either you buried this pet in the garden and made a mistake of it, or whatever you’ve done with this pet is unusual. I’m sorry to say that but that’s how he’s bringing it up. [no reaction to this] Now he’s also taking about Michael? He’s making reference to Michael and there’s a John. I don’t know if Michael, if John is, if he’s Michael John or Michael and John but he’s putting Michael and John together. Would you understand that?”


Tracey: [nods]

K.C.“He’s making me feel that August… I know we’re coming, we’re, we’re coming into the month of August, we’re in the month of August now, but he’s showing me an anniversary or birthday around the 21st or 22nd of August that connects with you. [no reaction to this] And he’s making me feel that when he went to heaven, alright? With this heart condition it wasn’t the first heart attack, heart problem, that he had. He would have visited two hospitals or he would have been in, the hospital twice over this heart condition [Tracey appears to be wiping her eyes]. Would you understand this please?

Tracey: [nods]

Because he’s saying to me that there is.., I’ve got to say this to you, there’s an issue, with you about feeling guilty, about not being there on one occasion. I’m, I’m terribly sorry. I’m only going to tell you what he’s telling me about, okay, if I may?

He is aware of a problem that you’ve had with your left foot. Around here there should be a scar or a problem around there. Because he is talking about you having a fall alright? [no reaction to this] But he’s telling me about you…. [as if he’s hearing a voice] Okay. He’s ever so pleased to be here. [Tracey smiles and wipes her eyes] He’s ever so pleased, and he’s just saying to me, you did not expect communication from him this evening but you’ve hoped to have communication from him on another occasion.

He’s taking off a ring and giving it to you, okay? Would you have a ring that belongs to your mum – not him, but to your mum, that you wear?”

[Tracey shakes her head to indicate not]

K.C. “Are you sure?” [then, as if talking to the ‘spirit’] “Could we find it?”

“Okay you’re saying no, he’s saying yes. Could I discuss this with you? I don’t want to argue. I’d like to discuss this with you.

If I went to your bedroom, okay? Imagine being in your bedroom. There is a chest of drawers, like to the bottom right hand side of the bed. This is how he’s go.. it’s like… recently been put there over the weekend, over last weekend. You’ve moved some furniture in your bedroom.”

[no reaction to this]

Tracey: “No.” [& shakes head]

K.C. “Okay you’ll say no, I’ll, he’ll say yes. The furniture that it’s on….

Tracey interrupts, “I haven’t moved the furniture.”

K.C. “Are you sure? I’ll be wrong. I hate it but I’ll be wrong. [audience laughs] Okay? But he is saying to me this is the jewellery that he is referring to. Okay? And he wants to confirm to you that, yes, you have seen him since he passed over.”

[slight shaking of head by Tracey. She also looks a little confused]

K.C. “It’s like you mentioned this… Does this make sense to you?”

[shakes head again]

K.C. “Are you sure? He is showing me, like where you would keep, I don’t want to be rude, your ‘jewellery bits’. That’s how he’s describing it. And there’s a ring in there that is either fractured or broken that belongs, not to you, but to another lady and he’s talking about your mum.”

[Tracey now nodding]

K.C. “Would you understand that?”

Tracey: “Yes”

K.C.“Now can I come to the bottom of your stairs? He’s talking about either you’ve just redecorated or just done something at the bottom of the stairs like painting or doing, done something there and he was watching you and you saw him there.” [no reaction]

K.C. “’Cause there’s a photograph. You know where the bottom of the stairs is? There is a photograph very close to [indistinct] him. Is there not?”

[Tracey nods]

K.C. “Now you said ‘no’ to me. I don’t mind, I accept ‘no’s’. Have you not just decorated or painted where that photograph is?”

Tracey: “Recently, not ‘just’…

K.C. “Okay. This is his ‘just’, alright? If it’s 10 years ago, 2 years ago I don’t wanna know. It’s like he is saying this to me. Look, That’s his message, that’s his information to you. Alright? That’s how he comes across and he really was looking forward to getting through to this evening. Only for this reason. Obviously to tell you he loves you, that goes without saying. But he is saying this, and I don’t wanna be disrespectful. He forgives you. There was an issue that you wanted his forgiveness for and he’s saying, ‘there’s nothing to forgive’ so you’re forgiven. [no reaction]

It’s like a big thing with you, over his passing. He’s not going too deeply into this ‘cause he doesn’t….. divided the family in some way. Or there was a split in the family. Do you understand this?”

[Tracey nods]

K.C. “And he’s like, I’m not even going there ‘cause it just doesn’t matter to him. Okay? And he’s fine. I hope you are. I’ll say God bless you. Alright. Thank you.”

Audience applause.

[Tracey shown wiping her eyes]

Presenter (Kate): “Let me have a quick word with Tracey. You looked quite emotional about that. How much of that really felt as though it was ringing true?”

Tracey: “All of it.”

Presenter: “ you do have a father that was called Michael?”

Tracey: “Granddad.”

Presenter: “A grandfather, that was called Michael?”

Tracey: “No, but my cousin who he lives with is called Michael and my dad and my brother are called John. And there’s a split in the family with John and Michael’s mum.”

Presenter: “Were you a believer before?”

Tracey: “No. Well undecided. And I’ve just had a pet put down as well, put to sleep. A dog.”

Presenter: “Have you? So there we were 3 things for you that were completely right. Do you think you’ll be a believer now?

Tracey: “Yeah.”

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