Paul Daniels

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Debbie McGee wants to do better than Paul Daniels on Strictly

17 Sep 2017

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Debbie McGee wants to do better than her late husband Paul Daniels on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The 58-year-old magician's assistant is hoping she and Giovanni Pernice will be on the show for longer than the two weeks managed by her beloved spouse…

Debbie McGee pays tribute to Paul Daniels death anniversary

17 Mar 2017

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Debbie McGee has paid tribute to husband Paul Daniels - one year after his death. The 58-year-old television performer - who married the magician in 1988 - took to her Twitter account on Friday (17.03.17) to mark the first anniversary of Paul's…

Debbie McGee to perform magic on TV in honour of Paul Daniels

6 Feb 2017

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Debbie McGee is to perform a heartfelt tribute to her late husband Paul Daniels on 'Celebrity Carry On Barging'. The 58-year-old widow has revealed she is to do some card tricks on the new Channel 5 show on Friday (10.02.17) for what will be the…

Paul Daniels left estate worth £500k

23 Sep 2016

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Paul Daniels has left an estate worth under £500,000. The magician - who tragically died of cancer in mid-March - left the majority of his assets to his wife Debbie McGee but, despite the gross value coming in at more than £1.5 million, she'll only…

Paul Daniels didn't know he was dying

11 Apr 2016

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Paul Daniels didn't know he was dying. The legendary magician - who passed away last month at the age of 77 - was unaware he was nearing the end of his life in the weeks leading up to his death because the brain tumour - the disease that ultimately…

Paul Daniels' nephew to appear on Britain's Got Talent

5 Apr 2016

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The late Paul Daniels' nephew has auditioned for 'Britain's Got Talent'. James Phelan took to the stage just a few weeks before the legendary magician passed away last month to dazzle judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha…

Paul Daniels is laid to rest

1 Apr 2016

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Paul Daniels has been laid to rest. The legendary television magician - who sadly passed away last month after losing his battle with an incurable brain tumour at the age of 77 - was given a traditional send off today (01.04.16) in Buckinghamshire…

Paul Daniels flirted with nurse on death bed

20 Mar 2016

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The late Paul Daniels flirted with a nurse on his death bed. The television magician sadly passed away on Thursday (17.03.16) after losing his battle with an incurable brain tumour and his widow Debbie McGee has revealed details of his final days and…

Paul Daniels spent final days eating ice cream

18 Mar 2016

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The late Paul Daniels spent his final days scoffing ice creams and singing to the Beatles. The television magician sadly slipped away yesterday (17.03.16) after losing his battle with an incurable brain tumour, which he was diagnosed with four weeks…

Stars pay tribute to magician Paul Daniels

17 Mar 2016

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Paul Daniels' son has led the tributes to his father following the legendary magician's tragic death last night (16.03.16). Gary Daniels, 46, took to his social networking sites moments after the news broke that the television star had passed away…

Paul Daniels dies aged 77

17 Mar 2016

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Paul Daniels has died. The legendary television magician sadly passed away at his home in Berkshire at the age of 77 after losing his battle with an incurable brain tumour, his publicist has confirmed. Paul discovered he had the disease two…

Paul Daniels' son returns home from Brazil to be with his father

21 Feb 2016

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Paul Daniels' son is dashing home from Brazil to be with his seriously ill father. The popular magician has been diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer and his heartbroken son, Martin, has flown back to the UK to be with his farther after his…

Paul Daniels diagnosed with 'incurable' brain tumour

20 Feb 2016

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Paul Daniels has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. The great British entertainer and magician has been given the sad news by doctors that he has terminal cancer of the brain, his family has announced. His wife and stage…

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee threaten Celebrity Big Brother romp

14 Aug 2014

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Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee have threatened to romp in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house. The 76-year-old magician and his glamorous assistant Debbie, 55, were confirmed as contestants for the upcoming series of the reality show earlier this year…

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee for Celebrity Big Brother

12 Aug 2014

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Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee are set to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'. The couple have agreed to join the celebrities in the house after last-minute talks with the show's bosses, and the 76-year-old magician is hoping to impress his…

Opinion: does the Royal Lyceum's new season display a gender bias?

17 May 2013

Critic Hannah McGill takes a look at the theatre's 2013 programme and finds it lacking

Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre, Scotland’s largest producing theatre, just announced its 2013–14 programme. Artistic Director Mark Thomson is proud to have mounted ‘in tough times… a season of work that celebrates the inspiration of great thinkers…

Fringe 2011 - behind the scenes

26 Aug 2011

Some highlights from the folks who keep the Assembly venues running

Laura Donaldson – press tickets officer This is my first time working for any festival. There’s always good banter in the press office to get you through mountains of last minute requests. Meeting performers such as The Twoks who have blown me away and…

Edinburgh Comedy Award 2011 shortlist

25 Aug 2011

Plus the 10 funniest jokes from the Fringe

The shortlist for the 2011 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced. Nominations for best comedy show and for best newcomer. The winners will be announced on Saturday 27th August.

Paul Daniels

8 Aug 20113 stars

You’re going to like this . . .

‘Do I look better than Donald Trump?’ asks Paul Daniels as he walks on, wigged up. He shouldn’t be here, really. The Sun newspaper has run a story saying he’s been hospitalised at the hands of Sooty and a flying piece of pizza. Silly tabloids. The…

Paul Daniels: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

6 Jul 2011

2011 Edinburgh Fringe show from magician and entertainer

The Hamiltons are well-established on the Fringe. Now Edinburgh braces itself to greet Neil and Christine’s rivals for the title of Britain’s Battiest, Tory-est, Publicity-Hungriest Couple. Step northwards, Paul Daniels and ‘the lovely’ (it’s…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival comedy shows to look out for in 2011

9 Jun 2011

Margaret Cho, Todd Barry and Imran Yusuf among 2011 ones to watch

Down List way, we’ve just about recovered from the devastating news that there will be no sign this year of Bo Burnham, Jonny Sweet, Tommy Tiernan or Pappys. But if you think that kind of comedic void can be filled by this year’s galaxy of acts, then…

'Sex symbol' Paul Daniels

28 Sep 2010

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Paul Daniels is a 'Strictly Come Dancing' "sex symbol". The TV magician claims James Jordan, the husband of his dance partner, Ola Jordan - both of whom are professionals on the show - is concerned about their relationship because of Paul's good…