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Debbie McGee on finding love again after husband Paul Daniels' death

The famous magician passed away in 2016

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
April 27, 2020
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Since the launch of her new podcast Spill the Tea with Debbie McGee this month, TV star Debbie McGee has been sharing sweet anecdotes about her marriage to the late Paul Daniels. And in an interview on Good Morning Britain in April 2019, the 61-year-old opened up about moving on from the famous magician. "I do think I will in the future but I'm not worried if I don't," she explained when asked if she was open to finding love again. "It has to be with the right person." Debbie married Paul in April 1988, a decade after they first met in 1979 when they worked together on his Great Yarmouth show. The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, who was married for 28 years, sadly lost her husband four years ago.

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Paul Daniels passed away in 2016

"There are some people who are just trying to fill that gap, or give them support of replace that person [who has died]," she added. "I think, I really know, it's wrong to try and replace that person." Opening more up about herself, the former magician's assistant continued: "I need to be secure in my own life, to be happy on my own and then I'll come to a time when I meet somebody who is very different to Paul - and not replacing Paul. I don't think you can do that quickly after losing them."

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Debbie has a new podcast called Spill the Tea with Debbie McGee

However, Debbie sympathised with those who have managed to move on very quickly. "I think when you losing somebody you want to go on as it was," she shared. "You want to bring somebody into your life, everyone and every situation is different. Some people will have nursed their partner for years. If they have a terminal illness and have grieved during that time and then they are immediately ready. We're all different."

READ: Debbie McGee defends marriage to Paul Daniels amid age gap concerns

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