DEBBIE McGee is a TV personality and best known for being the magician’s assistant of her late husband Paul Daniels.
Where is Debbie McGee from?
Debbie is from Kingston upon Thames, where she was raised by her parents Patrick McGee and Lillian Howes.
It didn’t take long for her interest in performing was sparked, as she enrolled into a dance school when she was seven.
At 16, McGee landed a coveted spot at the Royal Ballet School where she trained as a professional dancer.
But she really made it big years later – when a bit of magic came into her life.
How is Debbie McGee famous?
Debbie’s ballet career came to a halt when she was 19-years-old.
When touring with the Iranian National Ballet in Tehran, she was forced to flee the country following the Islamic Revolution.
It was then that she auditioned for new jobs, which ultimately lead to her winning the role of assistant to Paul Daniels in 1979.
In 1980, she appeared in the magician’s London stage show It’s Magic, which became the longest running magic show in the West End.
After hitting it off, the theatrical duo got married in 1988.
What TV shows has Debbie McGee been in?
Following her theatrical success, McGee was a regular on British telly.
She is most famous for appearing on BBC One’s The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran for 15 years.
Her other TV appearances include The Farm, The X Factor: Battle of the Stars, Wife Swap, and Celebrity MasterChef.
What else is Debbie McGee famous for?
As well as her successful television career, McGee is a radio regular.
In 2014, she presented Box Jumpers, a documentary that focused on the work of magician’s assistants.
She also hosts a regular Sunday morning radio show on BBC Radio Berkshire.
When is Strictly Come Dancing 2017 on and who are the judges?
Strictly Come Dancing launched on September 9 on BBC One, with the live shows kicking off on September 23.
Strictly always airs on BBC One in two parts. The main show is on Saturday normally around 7pm and the results show airs on Sunday at a similar time.
There will be a Christmas special again in 2017, with the celebrity participants expected to be announced in early November.
This year sees a new judging lineup after head judge Len Goodman retired.
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