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Health & Fitness Debbie McGee opens up about about coping with grief

14:20  24 january  2020
14:20  24 january  2020 Source:   prima.co.uk

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Debbie McGee opened up about her grief on Good Morning Britain. "I will miss watching him with other people. Most people he met, he made them feel good, they took something away which was nice. Of her own grief , she added: "You have no idea how you will cope until you're in this position.

Debbie admitted: ‘I could never have anticipated, your fear is always losing them. I always used to have times where I wondered what I would do on my own. The former ballet dancer also choked back the tears when she talked about dealing with her grief over the past five months. She said: ‘ Grief hits you

Debbie McGee smiling for the camera: Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Debbie McGee has opened up about coping with grief and isolation since losing her husband Paul Daniels. © ITV Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Debbie McGee has opened up about coping with grief and isolation since losing her husband Paul Daniels.

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Debbie McGee has opened up about coping with grief and isolation since losing her husband Paul Daniels.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain as part of the show’s first ever 1 Million Minutes Awards which celebrates those dedicating their lives to helping fight loneliness in the UK.

The 61-year-old lost her late husband in 2016 when he died shortly after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

“I’m really lucky. Because I’m in the public eye, people know what I’m going through,” Debbie said.

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Giovanni Pernice and Debbie McGee reached the Strictly finals in 2017. "I spoke to her and everything is under control," he added. In a recent interview with The Sun, Debbie confessed that her grief for late husband Paul Daniels may have Opening up about the work he's getting done, he explained

Debbie McGee . “I did agree to pass on some of the money to the children but Paul Jnr doesn’t understand how probate works. Since his death, Debbie has made several TV appearances on shows such as Good Morning Britain and Loose Women where she has spoken about coping with

“And what’s really important with grief, it used to be that people thought that grief shrunk with time… time heals and all of that, but what they believe now is grief stays the same size. It’s how you build your life around it and make it bigger.”

Debbie also revealed that she had to schedule things into her day otherwise she wouldn’t be able to get out of bed at times due to grief.

“As long as I’ve got things to do, I’m fine. I’m very happy, I can have nights at home on my own and not feel lonely, but every day you still get up without them so you have to have a purpose.

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“The days that I don’t have a purpose, I really have to force myself to say, ‘Right, go and do the ironing, do something.’”

Dame Barbara Windsor gave a special video message at last night’s 1 Million Minutes Awards.

The actress, who has Alzheimer’s Disease, awarded Danny Brown the inaugural Dame Barbara Windsor Award – an accolade for someone who has helped people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia combat loneliness.

Dame Barbara told Danny: “Volunteers like you are so important in the fight against loneliness, especially for those like us, who know all too well the struggles of a cruel illness. Your dedication to helping others has not only helped bring your community together, but brought much-needed attention to the valuable cause.”

Winner Danny was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2014 and struggled with the diagnosis, so made plans to end his life.

But after contacting the Alzheimer's Society, he got support, became involved in volunteering and he hasn’t looked back. He has visited schools, churches, shopping centres and even a cinema to raise awareness about dementia.

Barbara added: “And doing all this at the same time as living with dementia yourself, is truly inspirational. Thank you Danny, and congratulations again. God bless.”

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Dame Barbara Windsor calls Alzheimer's 'a cruel illness' in video message .
Dame Barbara Windsor described Alzheimer’s as “a cruel illness” as she made a rare appearance in a video message. The EastEnders legend – who was diagnosed with the disease in 2014 – was seen in a video played at the first Good Morning Britain 1 Million Minutes Awards, and the footage was aired on the ITV programme on Friday morning. In the clip, the 82-year-old actress awarded Danny Brown the inaugural Dame Barbara Windsor Award - an accolade for someone who has helped people with Alzheimer’s or dementia combat loneliness.

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