Debbie McGee, who competed in the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing last year, impressed the public with her moves each week, but despite this, she wasn’t always confident with hitting the dance floor and admitted that she used to be quite “shy”.
The 59-year-old former magician’s assistant spoke with her fellow Strictly star Rev Richard Coles, 55, on his BBC Radio 4 show, Saturday Live, when his co-host Aasmah Mir, 46, quizzed Debbie if she'd had any disasters on the series.
She revealed: “I don’t think I had disasters on Strictly, well just because I’m not good on a disco dance floor or I wasn’t…
“I wasn’t a disco babe. I didn’t particularly like discos or nightclubs so when I did go to parties or wedding, I wasn’t the first one on the dance floor and last one off and gave it my all,” she added: “I was quite restrained.”Related articles
Host Richard, who was voted off the show in week two, interrupted and asked: “Are you saying you did mum dancing?”
“Yes that’s how I’d describe it Richard,” Debbie replied with a giggle.
“But as I’ve got older I’ve got much less inhibited, now I just think why was I shy all those years ago,” she added: “I’m sure I had a few disasters then.”
Despite her flaws when she was younger, Debbie was praised by viewers throughout the series, but sadly missed out on the Glitterball trophy to Joe McFadden, 42, and Katya Jones, 28.
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Debbie also pointed out that despite being a runner-up on the show, she made “little mistakes” throughout her routines and claimed that the public are not aware of how difficult the show’s style of dance is.
She added: “Most weeks