Debbie McGee

It’s time to make Strictly magic!

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Age
58
Profession
TV and Stage Performer
Partner

Abracadabra! Debbie will be assisting the Pros in making the dancefloor dazzle!

Best known as the assistant and wife of the late magician Paul Daniels, Debbie achieved national and international fame through TV appearances on BBC One’s The Paul Daniels Magic Show. Prior to her spell-binding success, the lovely Debbie McGee was a dancer in the Paul Daniels Summer Show, in Great Yarmouth.

“He made me laugh, all day long, even when I wanted to be angry. Humour is so important – and being able to say what doesn't make you happy."

No stranger to choreography, in 2000 she fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming the Artistic Director and Choreographer of the classical ballet company, Ballet Imaginaire. Her moves will surely be on pointe!

Since June 2008, Debbie has been a radio DJ, presenting her own Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Berkshire. It’s time to see her pirouette in time with the decks! “I love music and so really looking forward to finding out what songs I’ll be dancing to.”

I intend to work hard at it at, I never do anything without giving a hundred percent!
Debbie McGee

Debbie hasn’t danced for 30 years, but she’s been practicing yoga and pilates to get back into the swing of things. She’s most looking forward to performing the Cha Cha Cha, but will the judges be spell-bound?

“Judges are always scary but having met Bruno and Craig I hope they will not scare me too much!” Let’s just hope the judges conceal the fright until Halloween night!

Debbie's Progress