Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Debbie McGee spills all on 'magic' bond with Giovanni Pernice

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Debbie McGee spills all on 'magic' bond with Giovanni Pernice

The Strictly Come Dancing star has made waves with her stellar performance alongside the 27-year-old Italian on the BBC competition, already hitting top marks for a fiery Tango number.

Now Debbie McGee, 59, has confessed the reason why she and Giovanni have clicked so well together both in the ballroom and out of it.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, she admitted: “There’s a magic that is happening. The other dancers take the mickey out of us. He really cares, he doesn’t just care about me, he cares about everybody. 

“He makes everyone feel special and that’s what Paul used to do, and that’s what I love about him.”

The former magician’s assistant also shared that she couldn’t have predicted the connection between them, but that they are surprisingly close given the short amount of time since they met.

“We’ve laughed about how similar we are. Why does it happen in life?” she said. “I don’t know. We just have this incredible bond.”

Speaking of magic, Debbie made a surprising admission about the start of her partnership with late husband Paul Daniels on yesterday’s celebrity special of The Chase, on ITV

Explaining the unusual circumstances in which she met Paul, Debbie told host Bradley Walsh: “I auditioned for a director and choreographer who put me in the Paul Daniels Show for the summer season.

“I didn’t know who Paul was and I went home and my mum and dad and everybody said, ‘Oh he’s a magician’ and I went, ‘Oh, I hate magic’.”

Laughing, the former assistant continued: “Luckily, I liked his magic.”

The television personality made an impressive attempt to win some cash for her chosen charity, managing to earn £8,000 in her cash builder round. But unfortunately, the team failed to beat chaser Jenny Ryan, also known as The Vixen, in the final chase.

Read the full interview in the latest issue of OK! Magazine, out now.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.

Published at Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:01:00 +0000

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