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 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.
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.