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Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee’s career has spanned the world of show business, from ballet and modern dance to TV, film and theatre. Debbie currently presents her own show on BBC Radio Berkshire and is known for her appearances on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity MasterChef.

What were you hoping to experience travelling the famous medieval pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago? I wanted to find out what previous pilgrims had found so enlightening.

It made me think about my faith afterwards

What was your favourite moment of the journey?
The early morning walk down into Santiago de Compostela. It was the final day when all seven of us walked as dawn was breaking into Santiago de Compostela.

What was the most challenging aspect?
Walking with blisters in the heat!

Did the pilgrimage impact on your own beliefs about faith?
Not at the time, but it made me think about my faith afterwards.

What was the most surprising thing you learned - either about the people you met, the places you visited or yourself?
That I could rough it with more ease than I would have expected.

What is the one piece of advice you would give to somebody considering the Camino de Santiago?
Stay in nice hotels and have your luggage sent on ahead!