Ann Widdecombe can't dance

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 September 2010
Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

'Strictly Come Dancing' hopeful Ann Widdecombe believes she is the new John Sergeant saying she is a ''pantomime act'' on the dancer floor

'Strictly Come Dancing' hopeful Ann Widdecombe believes she is the new John Sergeant.

The former MP has admitted she was inspired to take part in the BBC1 show after watching the ex-ITN political editor's hilarious dance routines in 2008 which earned him the nickname 'Dancing pig'.

She said: "I took inspiration from John Sergeant. Watching him was the thing that persuaded me to do it.

I'm like a pantomime act - four steps behind everyone else. I'm doing it for fun. I don't dance, but I am enjoying it."

The blonde virgin - who previously starred on 'Celebrity Fit Club' - has confessed the one thing she is worried about is the physical demands of the 10 week show.

She told The Sun newspaper: "The training is very tough. We're doing over five hours a day. I am fit, so I don't find it physically draining. But technically it's murder!"

This year's 14 contestants also include Charlotte Church's ex boyfriend Gavin Henson, 'Holby City' actress Patsy Kensit, Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams and DJ Goldie.

Legendary actress Felicity Kendal, 63, has also been signed up, along with magician Paul Daniels, 72, who was selected by the BBC for being a "national treasure".

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