Singing psychic from Petts Wood has the X Factor
PUBLISHED: 17:29 17 April 2012
» A celebrity psychic from Petts Wood is taking his spooky skills to the world by singing on The X Factor.
Grant Coyler is through to the fourth pre-show round of the talent contest and will perform in front of judges on TV in the summer.
Mr Coyler, 38, is a professional card reader and medium who does readings for reality star Kerry Katona and appears on Psychic World TV.
He said: “I’m trying to change the way spritualism is viewed and show people that it’s not all dead people and scary stuff.”
Mr Coyler claims to use spiritual energy to perform. He qualified for the last heat with 80s hit Angel Eyes by Wet Wet Wet.
The former landscape gardener has been a full-time psychic for four years but says he has had a connection with the spiritual world for 23 years. “I knew I had a gift. I could see spirits from a very early age. It’s not something I chose to do, it just happened.”
Mr Coyler says he communicates with the dead using his spirit guide, Michael. He says Michael finds the spirit and transfers its energy to Mr Coyler, who then sees an image of the person or hears their messages.
He said: “It’s almost like a counselling service for people who are grieving.”
Mr Coyler has toured the UK but is returning to Petts Wood for his latest appearance at the Psychic Gold fair. Mediums, card readers and psychics will be at the Royal British Legion in Queensway Road on May 20.
n Tickets cost £3, readings extra. Visit www.psychicgoldevents.co.uk for details.