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