We are very sorry to hear the sad news about Paul Daniels this morning, who has died at the age of 77 after a brain tumour diagnosis.
Paul, along with his wife Debbie McGee worked for CSE in the 1990s performing shows in Cyprus, Gibraltar and for the ship's company of HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Paul also did National Service in the Green Howards.
He was cited by many as a childhood hero and was one of the most successful British magicians in history. He inspired so many with his artful magic and cheeky sense of humour. There are many modern magicians who cite him as the reason they took up magic, he was a master of his craft. Our thoughts are with Debbie McGee, his son Gary and the rest of the Daniels family. RIP magic man.
*Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee pose with the rest of the CSE cast in Cyprus 1993.
*CSE Poster for Paul Daniels magic show in Cyprus 1994.
*Paul Daniels relaxing on board HMS Illustrious during a CSE tour.
*CSE poster for Paul Daniels tour during Operation Ocean Wave aboard HMS Illustrious
*Paul Daniels helping out with the Wireless for the Blind Fund competition. He and Roy Castle had the rest of the radio and TV team in hysterics.
*Paul Daniels and Debbie with Francis Collings in the BFBS Dhekelia Studios. Paul was in Cyprus performing to the UN and especially the British Contingent.