Shaun Williamson claims he's being haunted by a 'noisy ghost' named Rosemary

Shaun Williamson was phoned by Celebrity Big Brother co-star Derek Acorah. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Former EastEnders actor Shaun Williamson has claimed his house is being haunted by a noisy ghost he named Dennis.

But luckily for the 54-year-old TV star, he's friends with his old Celebrity Big Brother housemate and medium Derek Acorah who confirmed the ghost was actually named Rosemary.

Speaking to Richard Herring on his Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Williamson explained: “I was in Celebrity Big Brother with Derek Acorah and I believe he sees and feels everything he believes he sees and feels.

"We moved into a new house, myself and my current wife Adele. And straight away there were banging noises – we'd got a ghost. Derek rang me up because he wanted me to be on his radio show and he said, 'Rosemary – Rosemary is the name of the lady who lives in your house.'

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"Boys always call their toys boys' names and girls call their toys girls’ names. So I'd always called it Dennis – and I'd shout, 'Dennis, I'm trying to work.'

Derek Acorah said the ghost was named Rosemary. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

"But it's Rosemary – so basically, yes, we do have a noisy ghost in our house and according to Derek, it's called Rosemary."

Williamson added that he believed "the spirits of people linger" once they've passed and that there is "more evidence" of poltergeists over time.

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Acorah, 69, starred on paranormal reality show Most Haunted for its first six series but he left the programme in 2005 amid claims he had been faking his contact with spirits.

He went on to feature in several paranormal programmes including Derek Acorah's Ghost Towns, Michael Jackson: The Search for His Spirit, and The Past Hunters.