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Debbie McGee ‘undergoes breast cancer surgery'

She shot to fame alongside magician husband Paul Daniels, and was back in the spotlight during the 2017 series of Strictly.

Debbie McGee – who rose to fame alongside magician husband Paul Daniels – has reportedly been diagnosed with breast cancer.

McGee, 60, had surgery last week to remove two tumours after cancerous tissue was found in her left breast, The Sun said.

The TV and radio star found fame as Daniels’s assistant before they married in April 1988.

The couple had been married for 28 years, and were together for a decade before that, when Daniels died of a brain tumour at the age of 77 in March 2016.

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee – Wedding Day – Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office, Buckinghamshire
Daniels and McGee were married in 1988 (PA)

She told the paper the stress of losing her husband may have brought on the disease, which was diagnosed at an early stage in October.

She said: “Stress, I think caused mine. I’ve never been through the stress I’ve been through since I lost Paul.

“Grief hits you in so many ways you’re not expecting.”

McGee turned heads during the 2017 series of Strictly, reaching the final with professional partner Giovanni Pernice.

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