Well wishes for magician Paul Daniels have been pouring in today, following the tragic announcement he’s terminally ill. Leading the messages of support and goodwill has been BBC broadcaster Tony Blackburn.
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in 2007 (Joel Ryan/PA)
In a message posted on Twitter, the radio DJ said the 77-year-old is “a lovely and talented man”.
LBC radio presenter Steve Allen, a fellow Magic Circle member, also took to social media, calling it “sad news”.
A statement from Paul’s publicist detailed his condition and thanked well-wishers for their support.
Sad news about Paul Daniels love to him and Debbie xxx
— Steve Allen (@steveallenshow) February 20, 2016
@ThePaulDaniels all our love to you mate !!!!!!!
— Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) February 20, 2016
I interviewed @ThePaulDaniels . I felt he was waiting for the gag, the punchline. There wasn’t one. I genuinely adored him.
— Iain Lee (@iainlee) February 20, 2016
Such sad news about Paul Daniels who is a lovely and talented man. my thoughts are with you Debbie.
— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) February 20, 2016
— Jennie Gow (@JennieGow) February 20, 2016
Sad news – Paul Daniels has an incurable brain tumour https://t.co/YR5xbfSrdr
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) February 20, 2016