STRICTLY DEBBIE TAKES WED­DING RING OFF

She ad­mits ‘deep con­nec­tion’ with Gio

Daily Star - - Front Page - By RUTH McKEE ruth.mckee@dai­lystar.co.uk

SMITTEN Debbie McGee was spot­ted with­out her wed­ding ring as she re­vealed there was “magic” be­tween her and Strictly dance pro Gio­vanni Per­nice.

DEBBIE McGee ad­mits she and her Strictly dance part­ner have a “magic” con­nec­tion.

She hinted there might be truth to ru­mours that weeks of hot re­hearsals sparked an in­ti­mate bond be­tween her and Gio­vanni Per­nice.

Debbie, 59, whose ma­gi­cian husband Paul Daniels died last year, ad­mit­ted for the first time that she has a “deep con­nec­tion” with Gio, 27.

She even re­vealed that the Ital­ian stal­lion has given her back her sparkle.

Debbie has added more fuel to the ro­mance ru­mours by step­ping out with­out her wed­ding ring, which she was still wear­ing just two weeks ago.

And she has openly ad­mit­ted her bond with her part­ner is “one in a mil­lion”. Debbie said as soon as she stepped into the pro­fes­sional dancer’s arms she ® wanted to dance with him. She said: “What I didn’t know was he was think­ing the same. I don’t think we re­alised the ab­so­lute chem­istry we’d have.

“It’s lovely see­ing this good look­ing Ital­ian man ev­ery day, but it’s more to do with this unique friend­ship that makes ev­ery minute special.

“I have a deep con­nec­tion with Gio­vanni that I can’t de­scribe.”

Trained bal­let dancer Debbie was mar­ried to Paul for 28 years be­fore he died from a brain tu­mour in March last year. But she said dance cham­pion Gio­vanni has cast his own spell over her.

She said: “There’s a magic hap­pen­ing. The other dancers take the mickey out of us. He makes me feel special and that’s what Paul used to do, and that’s what I love about him. We’ve laughed about how sim­i­lar we are. We just have this in­cred­i­ble bond.”

And af­ter be­ing mar­ried to a much older man, she in­sisted she has never let age stop love.

Strictly’s new Queen of Latin added: “I was mar­ried to a man 20 years older than me, who had more en­ergy and was more sup­ple than any­body I’d met.

“And my dad Pat, who died three years ago, was still run­ning faster than me at 84.” ¬

The full in­ter­view is in the new edi­tion of OK! mag­a­zine, on sale now.

®Ê SPARKLING: Debbie. Right, danc­ing with Gio­vanni, in­set, the now-miss­ing wed­ding ring IN­TI­MATE: The pair em­brace

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