Life or death role

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Front Page -

hap­pened in Ri­ley’s teenage years. His fa­ther was di­ag­nosed with bowel can­cer.

For­tu­nately, he re­cov­ered but it made Ri­ley pon­der life af­ter death.

Ri­ley started read­ing books about re­li­gious al­ter­na­tives.

In his 20s, Ri­ley’s psy­chic abil­i­ties came to the fore and he has been work­ing as a medium since 2001.

Ri­ley un­der­stands why some peo­ple view psy­chics with cyn­i­cism.

‘‘ If you ring those 1800 numbers they rip you off some­thing fierce,’’ Ri­ley says. ‘‘ That’s where we get a bad name from. That is half the rea­son I went on the show — to show you don’t have to be the ve­gan wear­ing a long pur­ple dress and crys­tals.

‘‘ For me it was a mas­sive risk to be on the show. If it didn’t work out well, my cred­i­bil­ity would be shot in the psy­chic world as well as in the cor­po­rate world.’’

Ri­ley proved his psy­chic abil­i­ties when he found the man in the car boot chal­lenge. Ri­ley’s most emo­tional mo­ment came when he was blind­folded and handed Peter Brock’s rac­ing suit. Brock died in an ac­ci­dent dur­ing the Targa West rally in 2006.

‘‘ I ac­tu­ally had Peter stand­ing next to me,’’ Ri­ley says. ‘‘ That was freaky. I still feel that con­nec­tion to Peter Brock.’’ The One: Aus­tralia’s Most Gifted Psy­chic, Chan­nel 7, tonight, 7.30pm

Spooky stuff: Psy­chics Sal­va­tore Trim­boli and Greg Ri­ley.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.