Debbie McGee wants to join Strictly Come Dancing in Paul Daniels' memory


Debbie McGee wants to follow in her late husband's footsteps and perform on Strictly Come Dancing.

Debbie's magician partner Paul Daniels sadly passed away in March of this year due to a brain tumour.

He had previously competed in Strictly, partnered with Ola Jordan, and now Debbie wants to take part in the show in his memory.

She told The Sun newspaper: “I’ve written it on my list of things to get finalised. I would love to do it. In my life with Paul we always pushed for work. We loved working and loved showbusiness, you never know what’s around the corner.

“I’m not sure who they would partner me up with because they keep changing all the professionals."

Debbie added: “The best choreographer they had was Artem Chigvinstev but he’s gone now. To be honest they are all fantastic.”

Strictly dancers Kevin and Karen Clifton gave their backing to fulfil Debbie's request.

“We would love to get Debbie on the show with us," Kevin said. “I mean I could definitely see producers pairing her with me – she’s the perfect height.”

Karen added: “She would be fantastic. I can definitely see her on the show.”

Speaking recently about Paul's passing, Debbie told ITV's Loose Women that she tried her best to hold it together for him.

"He wouldn't have wanted a funeral that was depressing," she candidly admitted. "Paul went to other peoples' funerals and made people laugh in a respectful way."

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One in the autumn.

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