Debbie McGee is an iconic British choreographer, actress, TV and radio show host, famously known for being the wife of the late English magician Paul Daniels. The gorgeous lady is an amazing ballet dancer and has previously worked as an artistic director of her own ballet company. Notably, Debbie was among the finalists in the 2017 BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Competition. In addition, she has been working as the host of Sunday morning show for BBC Radio, Berkshire as well as a panelist on the ITV show Loose Women. Learn more about the talented Debbie McGee below.
Debra Ann McGee was born on the 31st day of October in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England to British parents Patrick McGee and his wife Lillian Howes. Her father worked as a goldsmith for a large manufacturing company and her family also ran a corner shop. While she was growing up, Debbie schooled at Our Lady Immaculate RC Primary School and after her graduation, she went to Tolworth Girls’ Secondary School. As a teenager, Debbie won an audition which earned her a spot at the Royal Ballet School.
Soon after her graduation, McGee became a part of the Iranian National Ballet Company where she performed with the Corps de Ballet group. She was forced to leave Iran during the Iranian Revolution and return to the United Kingdom. There she joined the summer show and touring Production Company called Bernard Delfont Organization. While she was there, the company found her a job as an on-stage performer for Paul Daniels in 1979.
Debbie McGee also joined Second generation troupe as a dancer, a job she combined with her appearance on Paul Daniels Magic Show. In 1991, she joined the society of British professional magicians called The Magic Circle. Later in 2017, she was honored with the Maskelyne Award for her wonderful impact on British Magic. Also, the amazing dancer formed her own dance company called Ballet Imaginaire with which she produced several ballet shows and tours around in the UK.
Being career-driven, Debbie also pursued a career in television and radio; she joined BBC Radio 4 where she hosted several shows including Box Jumpers (2004) and many others. She is currently working as an anchor for BBC Radio’s Sunday morning show in Berkshire. In addition, Debbie has appeared on several television shows including The Mrs. Merton Show, Celebrity Farm, The X Factor: Battle of the Stars, Wife Swap, Celebrity MasterChef, and Strictly Come Dancing, among others.
Debbie McGee’s Net Worth
Undoubtedly, Debbie McGee is a career-driven woman and has accumulated huge wealth for herself. She has published multiple books, appeared in top comedy shows for which she has earned a huge amount of salaries. However, Debbie’s net worth is still under review and cannot be ascertained at the moment. She reportedly made seventy-five thousand Euros from her appearance at the Strictly Come Dancing competition in 2017. In addition, McGee also inherited around five hundred thousand Euros from her late husband’s wealth.
Her Husband and Children
Obviously, Debbie McGee isn’t new to the love game; she has had her own share of relationships. The multi-talented lady was previously married to the English magician named Paul Daniels. Daniels was an award-winning magician and television personality, best known for his appearance on the BBC show, Paul Daniels Magic Show. He was regarded as the ‘Godfather of Magic’ and his works have inspired other top magicians. Following his wonderful impact in the world of magic, the genius was honored with the Magician of the Year Award in 1982 and the Golden Rose of Montreux in 1985.
The wonderful couple met each other in London while Debbie worked as his assistant on his magic show in May 1979. Seeing the connection between them, Daniels and Debbie started their relationship which finally ended in living happily ever after. They walked down the aisle in April 1988 and after their wedding, the pair continued working together on the magic show until it ended in 1994. Meanwhile, the couple didn’t have any kids of their own.
Prior to their marriage, Paul was previously married to a lady named Jacqueline Skipworth. They were married for fifteen years from 1960 to 1975. Together they had three sons – Paul, Martin, and Gary Daniels. After their marriage, Debbie became a stepmother to his three children. Debbie’s husband passed on in March 2016 after suffering from an incurable brain tumor. He died at the age of 77.
Height: How Tall is Debbie McGee
The amazing media personality isn’t very tall but with a height of 5 feet, Debbie is still as smart as ever. She has been doing a lot of work at the gym which has helped her maintain her gorgeous physique to date. She also has an ideal weight and wonderful body measurements; nevertheless, they can’t be ascertained at the moment. In addition, the dancer has blonde hair and blue eyes.