- (Reuters) -- After four decades of bending spoons, halting
clocks, reading minds and penning metaphysical thrillers, Uri Geller is
seeking a paranormal protege via a reality television show being produced
- Ten contestants will vie for the title of "heir"
to the world-famous celebrity psychic.
- "The format will be something like 'American Idol.'
We will keep the performances that are most riveting and amazing,"
the Israeli-born Geller told reporters on Wednesday, adding that viewers
with "intuitive powers" will also be invited to call in and compete.
- Geller, 59, declined to elaborate on what supernatural
skills the contestants claim to have, and whether clairvoyants - who might
be assumed to have an edge in predicting judges' votes - are taking part.
- He described the prize, simply, as "huge."
- Keshet, a franchise of Israel's Channel 2 television,
confirmed on its Web site that the show was being produced but gave no
- "This is not a show where people have to prove to
me that they are for real," Geller said, adding that he has no plans
to retire. "I just want to be amazed."