So officially I wouldnt be allowed to tell the public the numbers I have predicted for this weeks draw?
Of course you can, it's more complicated than that. Firstly you need to bear in mind that everyone will sensibly assume Derren will get the numbers right, therefore it is no normal prediction or guess. Secondly, BBC and Channel4 had to probably come to some agreement over this beforehand with Channel4 having to do what BBC tell them and then putting that into a legally binding contract. Part of that agreement could easily have been "announce numbers after BBC air them as yours will most likely be correct and thus it would jeapodise our superior position of airing the lottery first". If Channel4 agreed to those terms, then it would be illegal to breach that as it would be in a legally binding contract. Thirdly, with semantics aside, he used Camelot in his reasoning for not showing the balls, therefore it would be disrespectful to him if everything he said was a lie.
James doesn't agree with the above and he has given his arguments, I don't want to re-start this particular argument with him at least, just reminding you of my thoughts.