Ann Widdecombe's Strictly frumpy bras
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 October 2010
Former politician Ann Widdecombe is insisting on wearing frumpy bras on 'Strictly Come Dancing' despite pleas from wardrobe bosses to don more flattering underwear, which they believe will help her look better
Ann Widdecombe is insisting on wearing frumpy bras on 'Strictly Come Dancing' despite pleas from wardrobe bosses to don more flattering underwear.
The 63-year-old former politician - who scored the lowest score ever for a salsa on Saturday night's (09.10.10) show - reportedly has a clause in her contract which allows her to wear her own bra and knickers, but they make her breasts hang too low and ruin the outline of her costumes.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ann is giving the wardrobe team a real headache with her orders. All her outfits must hide her arms - and it doesn't end there. All the 'Strictly' dresses are made to measure and built around a leotard, which hugs the body.
"This makes them hang well and they become a second skin, so they're easy to dance in. But Ann insists on wearing her own bras, so her bosom hangs rather low. And all her skirts have to be long. We're doing our best to make her look good but she's not making it easy."
Meanwhile, Ann has revealed she is not scared of judge Craig Revel Horwood, even though he only gave her and professional partner Anton Du Beke one out of 10 on Saturday.
She said: "Those who know him say privately he is different. I hope so, no one should have to face that expression first thing in the morning.
"I believe he's pleasanter than he seems. He was kind to my godson who dashed up for a photo. I know too many personalities who think it clever to seem nasty while being the opposite in real life."