The “world’s greatest psychic,” who won a psychic talent show in Ukraine, states that management for the television show is refusing to give her the prize she won. 52-year-old June Field wanted to win the prize of £19,000, so she entered the Eastern European International Psychic Challenge.
Field, from Dundee, Scotland, beat 70,000 other contestants at over 38 challenges. A panel that included Uri Geller, the spoon-bender, crowned her as the World’s Greatest Psychic. Even though she was up against a Ukrainian finalist, Field secured 50% of the public vote. Although the show was highly-watched, Field has not received any prize money since winning the award a month ago.
Estimates put the number of viewers who tuned in at about 34. “I should have got 250,000 grivna which is about £19,000. So far, I’ve had nothing. Maybe it’s just been delayed because it’s Christmas in Ukraine. To add insult to injury, I had to pay £57 to get the heavy trophy home,” said the Scottish psychic.
Fans Rally Behind “World’s Greatest Psychic”
After posting about the lack of prize money payment on her Facebook, she received the support of her fans worldwide. “I have had the support of many people since posting the injustice about my win and no cash prize. I’m touched by your support,” read one of her Facebook posts. “Many people warned me not to participate in this country… I didn’t listen and wanted to give Ukraine a chance,” she says.
“They used and kept us away from our families, lives, and work for six months. We worked hard for them. I feel shame for them as they have let me down and their country with their lies, cheating, and corruption,” she says. The widowed Field had to live in Kyiv, Ukraine, during the show’s filming, which took six months. Unfortunately, STB– the Ukrainian television company responsible for the show- was unavailable for comment.