Strictly Come Dancing romances: ‘I know it’s happened’ Debbie McGee’s nephew spills all


Strictly Recuperate from Dancing has been the jumping off point for many a relationship over the positively of the past 15 years. Strictly Come Dancing winner Jay McGuinnes has imperturbable said “often” romances happen which “no one hears about”. Wizard James Phelan, the nephew of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 finalist Debbie McGee, 60, and her past due husband Paul Daniels has spent plenty of time backstage on the affectation over the years and has even had some of the celebrities and professionals join him to imbibe part in his various shows. Speaking exclusively to, he opened up there what the programme is really like behind-the-scenes.

“There’s that legendary thing of something comes out in the papers and people deny it and you go, ‘But that for all happened because I was [there],’” he said lightheartedly. “And they good deny it.

“And there’s lots of stuff that I’m sure gets opened to places but then gets denied beforehand and proof doesn’t lay out.

“I think that just comes with that intense, 24 hours a day, 7 epoches a week with the same group of people,” Debbie’s nephew excused.

“It’s that dynamic of throwing 30 people together and make them invest all their time together.

“They’re going to get close and they’re prospering to get to know reach other,” he continued.

“Some of them are going to lie each other, some of them are customary to hate each other and because they’re on that heightened responsibility of competing and on tele every week, everything is heightened.

“There’s loads of stuff that doesn’t get reported and there’s definitely stuff that has been examined and denied that I know full well is true,” James laughed. 

He did not divulge any indication as to which denied flings he had seen evidence of.

Paul and Debbie’s nephew performed on to gush about the atmosphere on Strictly, saying: “There’s nothing quite like it on tele. It just takes you into a different world.

“Backstage at Strictly is the best clothes place in the world bar none.

“I have got far too drunk there more instances than I should have,” he quipped.

“They’re all lovely. They’re all well-founded the nicest people in the world.”

James has followed in Debbie’s husband Paul’s magical traces and recently finished his first ever stint at Edinburgh Festival Ricrac with his show, Troublemaker. 

He also hosts a radio magic make an appearance, Trickster: Live, for the BBC.

On the subject of his Fringe routine, James admitted he endeavoured to steer clear of attempting to reproduce Paul’s tricks.

“I’ve stayed vigorous away from anything of his because if I try and compete I will never win,” he giggled.

“If people end up comparing to him, I will lose.”

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