'He'll NEVER saw me in half again!' jokes Debbie McGee as Paul Daniels reveals his mangled finger after horrific accident
For years, one of Paul Daniels' most popular tricks has been sawing wife Debbie McGee in half.
But now Daniels' assistant has joked that she will never let him perform the trick again, after he chopping his finger off while attempting to fit a safety guard on a circular saw.
Debbie's comments came as Daniels revealed his mangled fingers for the first time after the horrific New Year's Day accident.
Injury: Paul Daniels revealed his mangled fingers during an interview alongside wife Debbie McGee on This Morning today
The 73-year-old magician shows his injuries on This Morning today, holding up his right hand to display several protruding scars on one finger.
Trauma: Paul's finger was chopped off during an accident with a saw
The other finger was covered with a plaster, after Daniels crudely revealed that they had 'taken the top of my finger and wrapped it around.'
Describing the accident, Daniels said: 'I was making a safety device for the saw. The wood snapped and the impetus took my finger into the blade.
'I slapped it into my chest straight away and got straight into the car and headed to hospital – I drove myself because I was on my own at the time.
'The thing was, I didn't know what had gone, you don't want to look. I had to wait 3 or 4 weeks before I could decide whether I could do some of the more intricate tricks.'
Debbie added: 'I was working when it happened. I'd come off air and dashed straight to the hospital. You
are kind of stunned for a few days, and then Paul did go into shock a
couple of times.
Still going: But Paul credited his great surgeon for helping him get back on track with his magic following the accident
Won't happen again! Debbie joked to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she would never let Paul saw her in half again
'And until you know what's happening with it, there's nothing you can do for a few weeks.
She added: 'I'm not letting him saw me in half ever again!'
This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford asked Daniels if the accident had affected his ability to do magic.
Daniels replied: 'There's a great magician called Rene Lavand. He only has one arm and
he does great card magic so I thought I might have to go down that route.
But I did an awards ceremony last week and it went very well. On camera you
can't tell. You could never see what I was up to anyway so…'