Strictly Come Dancing star Debbie McGee’s mystery illness REVEALED following fears she’ll miss the final after admitting she feels 'like a zombie'

Posted on Dec 16 2017 - 6:11pm by admin

Debbie McGee seen arriving at rehearsals at the Tower Ballroom on November 18, 2017 Debbie McGee has been struggling with a bad cold [Getty]

Giovanni Pernice’s dance partner sparked fears she could miss the final, after admitting she felt “like a zombie”.

As the Strictly Come Dancing final weekend is finally upon the celebrities, Debbie McGee’s ‘mystery illness’ has been revealed as a severe cold.

The 59 year old has been suffering with the cold all week, leaving her exhausted and run down.

Debbie McGee suffers 'meltdown' ahead of Strictly Come Dancing semi final:Debbie McGee is said to be suffering from a bad cold[BBC]

“Debbie has a really bad cold, she’s had it all week,” a source told The Sun Online.

The symptoms have apparently hindered Debbie’s progress in rehearsals for the final.

She told Daily Star earlier this week: “I feel like a zombie.

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“I am now more tired than I have been in any other week. The pressure is much heavier. On Tuesday I was like a zombie.

“I was brain dead and physically washed out.”

The Strictly star appeared on Friday’s It Takes Two and spoke excitedly about performing in the finals, appearing to hit back at any claims that she could miss the final. 

Debbie McGee suffers 'meltdown' ahead of Strictly Come Dancing semi finalDebbie McGee will compete in the Strictly final this weekend[BBC]

Only recently, it was reported that Debbie, who was married to the late magician Paul Daniels, was “suffering” and recovering with a back injury.

Debbie joins the likes of Alexandra Burke, Joe McFadden and Gemma Atkinson in the Strictly final. 

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight on BBC One. 

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