Thursday, 16 September 2021

Magician’s assistant becomes a shepherd

WHEN Debbie McGee embarked on her usual early morning walk a couple of weeks ago, she had no idea that

WHEN Debbie McGee embarked on her usual early morning walk a couple of weeks ago, she had no idea that she would become a sort of shepherd.

But that is exactly what happened to the BBC Radio Berkshire presenter as she made her way from her home in Wargrave along the river towards Henley.

Speaking on her colleague Andrew Peach’s breakfast show, Debbie said: “My normally quiet river walk early in the morning turned into a little bit of excitement.

“Walking along the river bank by the Hennerton back water all the sheep had got out of the field and were all along the river bank. I could not have got past them.

“There were probably about 100 in total. They had not all got out but a lot of them had.

“I chased them back into the field. With sheep you have to put your arms out wide and literally chase them while not letting them get past you.”

Debbie, wife of TV magician Paul Daniels, added: “They ran away quite easily then they all stopped, looked round at me and started weeing at the same time — that was the thanks I got.”

As if that wasn’t enough, the station then persuaded Debbie to try her hand at lambing for an item on the breakfast show.

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