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Paul Daniels: Life in pictures

Since he was a young boy, all Paul Daniels wanted to do was "be a magician".

Here we take a look back at the life of the performer with a magic touch who achieved his dreams.

Daniels was born Newton Edward Daniels in Middlesbrough in 1938. Credit: PA
He became interested in magic as a child but he didn't get his big break until 1970. Credit: PA
He went on to host several of his own shows, the most famous of which was The Paul Daniels Magic Show. Credit: PA
He married his assistant 'the lovely Debbie McGee' in 1988. Credit: PA
As well as performing magic, he has also written books on the subject. Credit: PA
Daniels continued to perform magic shows with wife Debbie in his later years. Credit: PA
He appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010. Credit: PA
He wasn't afraid to wear a skirt. Credit: PA
And he was once the filling in a Girls Aloud/Saturdays sandwich. Credit: PA
Before his death Daniels set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for other cancer sufferers. Credit: PA/BBC

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