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‘Fantastic!’ Debbie McGee stuns Susanna Reid as she does the splits live on Good Morning Britain

Debbie McGee proved she’s still got the moves on Monday’s Good Morning Britain as she shocked presenters Ed Balls and Susanna Reid by doing the splits.

The TV personality, 63, discussed her new theatre production project The House On Cold Hill on the breakfast programme, which led to Ed mentioning Debbie’s incredible dance moves, which many fans witnessed on series 15 of Strictly Come Dancing.

‘Look, we’re all Strictly veterans here,’ Debbie said, referencing Ed and Susanna’s appearance on the hit BBC show.

‘I couldn’t do the splits though,’ Ed added

‘We know Debbie that you can do the splits,’ said Susanna.

This prompted the star to get up and test that theory in front of the hosts. ‘Giovanni called me flexi- McGee,’ Debbie said before getting into position.

Go Debbie! (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)

‘The only thing I’m going to say is if I can’t get up, could you come and help me up,’ she said before she demonstrated the impressive move, which resulted in Ed and Susanna applauding the stage performer and hailing her ‘absolutely fantastic.’

Debbie, who was partnered with Giovanni Pernice on Strictly, made it all the way to the final in 2017, which saw actor Joe McFadden being crowned champion, however, Debbie had her moment to lift up the Glitterball in the 2019 Christmas special.

The radio presenter first rose to fame as the assistant of magician Paul Daniels, who she was later married to for 28 years, before he died of a brain tumor in 2016 aged 77.

She is now making her stage acting debut in The House On Cold Hill, which is an adaptation of the Peter James book about a haunted house that will play at The Mill at Sonning Theatre from February 3.

Debbie and Giovanni made it to the Strictly final in 2017 (Picture: BBC)

Debbie will star as a ‘wacky medium’ in the psychic thriller who runs a crystals shop and gets involved in a house that a young couple has moved into when she earns some extra money.

When asked if she believed in the supernatural ability, Debbie expressed that she didn’t, which is why she put her all into the role.

‘I can’t have lived with a magician for 38 years and believe in things like that. So I’m really having to act,’ she said.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.


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