Debbie McGee

Debra Ann "Debbie" McGee(born 31 October 1958) is an English television, radio and stage performer who is best known as the assistant and widow of magician Paul Daniels . McGee is a former ballet dancer and for three years was artistic director of her own ballet company. She presents a Sunday morning show for BBC Radio Berkshire .

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Dance company[edit]

to produce ballet shows and tour them around the country.Ticket sales were reportedly poor. Preparations were recorded by Louis Theroux but were not broadcast until well after the company had stopped touring.


She works as a presenter for BBC Radio Berkshire, where, since 8 June 2008, she has hosted a regular Sunday morning show from 9 am to noon.

Television and film[edit]

When Louis Met... Paul and Debbie, was broadcast on BBC Two .

In 2001, McGee appeared in the documentaryPaul Daniels in a Black Hole, which challenged Daniels to be recognised as a famed magician in the United States within one week.[citation needed]

The couple later joked about the quip, with Daniels saying "when Debbie and I got married, I certainly wasn’t a millionaire and the other funny thing was Caroline had just married a millionaire so we thought that was hysterical".Calling the continuing popularity of the joke "lovely", McGee credits the appearance onMrs Mertonfor kickstarting her own fame, saying "after Mrs Merton people started to really recognise me. It gave us great publicity."

In October 2004, McGee and her husband appeared onThe Farm, Five 's version of the RTÉ showCelebrity Farm. In May 2006, she appeared onThe X Factor: Battle of the Starswith her husband singingLet Me Entertain Youby Robbie Williams . Debbie and Paul were knocked out in the first round of the talent show.

On 1 April 2007, McGee appeared along with her husband, Vanessa Feltz and her fiancé Ben Ofoedu in a celebrity edition of Channel 4 's hit reality television showWife Swap. In 2008 McGee appeared onAnt and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. On 14 September 2010, McGee appeared on the celebrity version ofCome Dine With Me.

In 2012, McGee made a cameo appearance as herself in an episode of the UK TV comedy dramaStella.

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, although it is no longer in print.

Sue Simons later resigned as a director and in December 2007 a one-line statement appeared on the agency's website saying the firm had been taken over. The website closed down soon afterwards. McGee has said she left the business to concentrate on life with her husband.[citation needed]

Later in the summer of that year, she appeared in a fringe theatre show in London calledFrank's Closet.

, a show hosted by Nick Lee and Rob Oldfield.

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 Debbie McGee's References

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  13. "Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee ‘Voice’ support for local charity – Charity – Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life". Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
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  15. "Abraca-Deborah! Debbie McGee joins BBC Radio Berkshire". BBC. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
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  17. "Episode 1". The Mrs Merton Show. Season 1. 4 May 1995. 
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  19. Smiles, Mieka (13 October 2014). "I wasn't a millionaire when I married Debbie McGee', says Paul Daniels as he debunks famous Mrs Merton one-liner". Teesside Gazette. 
  20. McBride, Lorraine (1 September 2013). "The millionaire Paul Daniels? I give him pocket money". Daily Telegraph. 
  21. Brennan, Zoe (2 March 2008). "How Debbie McGee promised young girls fame and fortune for £125 and then didn't deliver". Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
  22. "The secret to our fabulous marriage? Sex!". 16 February 2009. 
  23. "きせかえガイド~frankscloset~". Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
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