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Schmoozing sees David in conversation with his friends from TV, film, light entertainment, comedy, politics and sport. This unique podcast takes a ‘deep dive’ into some of the most prolific and interesting careers in show business, sport and politics. There will be lessons learnt, backstage stories, inspirational insights and lots of laughs!
 
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It’s the end of series 1 and in this finale special you get to hear all of the juicy stories, unheard bits and out-takes that didn’t make it into the episodes. We hope you enjoy this ‘podcast parcel’ as we have saved some of the best bits until last. Schmoozing will be back later in the year, and we can’t wait to share our plans for series 2 with y…
 
In Part 2 of David’s in-depth conversation with Robin Cousins, he not only continues the ice-skating dialogue, but he also covers Robin’s ‘second’ career in light entertainment. David probes Robin on all things ‘Dancing On Ice’, and they discuss how this major TV show impacted his career. Robin also discusses his passion for musical theatre and tal…
 
In this episode, David talks to long-time friend and ice-skating supremo Robin Cousins. In part 1 of this ‘double bill’ special, Robin talks emotionally about his journey to an Olympic gold medal and how his entire family supported him along the way. For more information about David Hill and this podcast, please take a peek at the website www.schmo…
 
In Part 2 of David’s conversation with ‘the lovely Debbie McGee’, he covers her TV years with husband Paul Daniels, and what happened when the TV work stopped. Debbie talks about the last five years of her life without Paul and what the future holds post-COVID-19. For more information about David Hill and this podcast, please take a peek at the web…
 
In David’s words, the ‘lovely Debbie McGee’ is show business royalty, and he’s known her for just under ten years. In the first of two episodes with Debbie, David dives into her illustrious career, from her humble beginnings to Saturday night prime time. Famously married to TV magician Paul Daniels, Debbie discusses life with him and her approach t…
 
[This episode contains strong language] This week I talk to the indomitable Scottish Queen of comedy - the wonderful Janey Godley. She's enjoying wonderful career, with an exceptional life and has huge ongoing success making videos poking fun at our self-styled political heroes through clips that frequently go viral. See acast.com/privacy for priva…
 
Sorry for the delay on this one folks - it turns out that rain water and hard drives do not mix (I learned the hard way!), I'm back this week with a bang - share a cuppa with my beautiful friends Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane. Linda Lusardi the former Glamour girl, now star of stage and screen - and her wonderful husband, soap star Sam Kane. They both…
 
This week I talk with Andy Nyman, a world-renowned Hollywood actor, writer, producer and director - not to mention a self-confessed amateur magician - the co-writer of Derren Brown's TV and theatre shows. He's been in numerous movies and is a fountain of knowledge. He's a one off, very special, humble and I love him. See acast.com/privacy for priva…
 
This week I speak with 'Man' Behaving Badly and star of everything from Broadchurch to Bob the Builder - the wonderful Neil Morrissey. We worked together a few years ago on a job for the BBC called The Pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago - that involved trekking through the mountains in Spain, and we got on like a house on fire. He really the most lovea…
 
Vicki Michelle, an old chum of mine - who used to be recording 'Allo 'Allo at the BBC when we were filming The Paul Daniels Magic Show. She's led such an amazing life, she's always got loads of energy and hasn't changed at all over the years. I hope you enjoy listening to this... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this Spill the Tea, I speak with Nick Owen - who I suppose came to Celebrity status in 80's, when he was one of the first casual Breakfast TV presenters on the sofa with his on screen partner Anne Diamond - and they smashed ratings for years. He has great stories to tell, and I had such fun chatting to him. I hope you enjoy it, too! See acast.co…
 
Hello everyone, in this Spill the Tea with Debbie McGee I will be talking to the Strictly Come Dancing professional, and my partner from Strictly 2017 - GIOVANNI PERNICE. Oh yes, we won't just be spilling the tea - we'll be talking about Strictly and everything about Giovanni. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Boy, have I got some tea to spill with you this time on my podcast! I'll be chatting the Queen Mum, and the Royal Gala Performance in aid of her 80th Birthday. A trip to India, where very peculiar things happened. And Roger Moore, yes, James Bond - so if you want to find out more, join me on Spill the Tea with Debbie McGee, number three! See acast.…
 
So what's coming up on this podcast? I'll be telling you about my first audition for The Paul Daniels Magic Show, and how I didn't get the job... I'll also be telling you how I eventually did get the job as an assistant on the show. Plus - what did happen at the Vicar's tea party? I'll be telling you about my time in the West End working in It's Ma…
 
In the first Spill The Tea Podcast with Debbie McGee: my day in lockdown - what do | get up to?, How escaping from Iran led to me meeting my husband the late Paul Daniels, what happened at my first Royal Variety show and what it was like working in Bradford at the time of the Yorkshire Ripper. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati…
 
Fan favourite Dr Ranj is with us in the studio as we sum up Strictly 2018 and the new champs Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton! Ranj also gets the lowdown on what to expect from the 2019 Strictly tour from last year’s finalist Debbie McGee, and there’s much discussion about pacing yourself with the inevitable partying… Turns out Ranj lives in the sam…
 
Ashley Roberts is still bearing the brunt of whether it’s fair to have those with professional dance experience appear on Strictly and it gets a thorough airing on this week’s podcast. Debbie McGee, host Rachel Ward and the Telegraph’s Jess McAree and Chrissy Amer weigh in with their thoughts as we look ahead to the final four of Ashley, Joe, Faye …
 
Ore Oduba, 2016 Strictly champ, is in the studio to launch the 2019 live tour and came prepared to dish the dirt. Debbie McGee joins us from panto rehearsals, and reminisces with Ore about tour life, room service, massages and all.Charles Venn and Karen Clifton share what makes a Strictly high as well as revealing Charles’ dance nemesis. There’s al…
 
Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton chat to us backstage to reveal their dance nemesis and both tell us something about themselves that we never knew before. If you want to pop on The Cure after listening this week, let’s just say Kevin will love that.Meanwhile James and Ola Jordan have strong thoughts about the Couple’s Choice dances and whether that …
 
We’re channelling the positivity of Kate Silverton this week; as she bows out with much grace, Kate talks to us about gaining confidence on the show and why she’s a total dance convert now. Ashley Roberts answers her critics who remain unhappy about her past level of dance training as she chats to us backstage at Strictly, plus we celebrate her per…
 
Danny John-Jules tells us what he’s taken away from being on Strictly - he was wearing flip-flops throughout our chat as that’s all his feet could take at this point. Plus Kate Silverton and Ashley Roberts have a deep and meaningful about how vital the support is that they’re getting from the rest of the Strictly gang. It’s all about the hugs you s…
 
Dr Ranj reflects on his time in Strictly and how his only negative feedback from fans was if his dance came too late on in the show and parents need to get kids to bed.Debbie McGee and host Rachel Ward were in the studio for the weekend’s shows and reveal what it’s really like to be in the Strictly audience with only a juice and a Freddo to keep yo…
 
As we kiss goodbye to Seann Walsh (sorry couldn’t resist) his eventful time on Strictly comes under the spotlight with Debbie McGee, host Rachel Ward and the Talking Strictly panel of Chrissy Amer and Jess McAree.Faye Tozer chats to us backstage at the Strictly studios about being partnered with Giovanni Pernice after his stellar year with our own …
 
Vick Hope was not ready to leave, as we found out by talking to her backstage at Strictly’s Elstree studios, plus she tells host Rachel Ward why spraying perfume on her socks was a thing for a while. Meanwhile Joe Sugg says he’s met his match in the prankster stakes with Neil Jones, Katya’s husband.Craig Revel Horwood tells Debbie McGee and the res…
 
Craig Revel Horwood is with Debbie McGee and Rachel Ward this week, and does not disappoint. Nothing is off limits as he gives his unique take on the Seann and Katya saga, how he hopes the dance of shame drama is over but is still looking forward to seeing their inevitable rhumba on the show.Craig also tells us which celebrities he thinks need help…
 
Strictly pro Janette Manrara joins the Talking Strictly panel this week, and we’re grateful to now have some hints on what to get Aljaz for Christmas. Regular star panelist Debbie McGee shares her thoughts on the Strictly scandal of Seann and Katya sharing a kiss, with host Rachel Ward and the Telegraph’s Chrissy Amer and Jess McAree rounding out s…
 
We all saw it coming but it didn’t make it any easier for Debbie McGee and the Talking Strictly panel to wave goodbye to Anton du Beke, the first pro to be voted out in 2018 alongside his celebrity partner Susannah Constantine. We’ve got the results of our poll on Anton’s choice of partners over the years, and it was a weekend of surprises with Lee…
 
Flossing, the circle game and 1990s-style thumb rings all get discussed by Debbie McGee and co on this week’s episode - who could have predicted that? But then we didn't expect Anton du Beke to be hiding in Susannah Constantine’s costume either. It was an eventful first live show, to say the least. As well as hot takes on the weekend's action from …
 
The foxtrot, waltz, jive and cha-cha-cha will all feature in week one of the Strictly live shows, so naturally the Talking Strictly panel has been scrutinising the celebs' progress during this tense rehearsal week. Join us as Jess McAree and Chrissy Amer cast their critical eyes over the short-but-telling training clips that have come out of Strict…
 
The UK’s leading unofficial Strictly Come Dancing podcast springs into action today with a special preview episode looking forward to Saturday’s launch show. On the menu: our star panelist, Debbie McGee, tells host Rachel Ward the story of exactly how producers selected her for the show - and reveals her Saturday night routine now that she’s free t…
 
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