COLIN VICK­ERY

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GREG Ri­ley has kept a se­cret for most of his 36 years — he has psy­chic pow­ers.

Ri­ley has a se­nior po­si­tion in the IT world, hardly the place you would want to talk about read­ing palms and speak­ing to dead peo­ple.

Ri­ley’s se­cret was re­vealed when he de­cided to be a con­tes­tant on The One.

The show, hosted by An­drew Daddo, puts a group of psy­chics to the test. Chal­lenges have in­cluded find­ing a man in a car boot and pin­point­ing a thief on a crowded train.

‘‘ When the show came out a few peo­ple (at work) were an­gry, say­ing, ‘ Why didn’t you tell us? We’ve been work­ing to­gether for five years’,’’ Ri­ley says. ‘‘ One morn­ing I walked in and ev­ery­one was wear­ing tin foil hats (so he couldn’t read their minds).’’

Ri­ley says he has been hav­ing para­nor­mal ex­pe­ri­ences since child­hood.

‘‘ I used to be an al­tar boy,’’ Ri­ley says. ‘‘ I’d be sit­ting there dur­ing a funeral ser­vice and up at the back of the church I would see the per­son who is in the cof­fin watch­ing their own funeral.

‘‘ Be­cause I was Catholic, I didn’t men­tion it, ever.’’ A life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

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