Ann Widdecombe dances for brother

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 October 2010
Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Former politician Ann Widdecombe has vowed to carry on with 'Strictly Come Dancing' despite the recent death of her brother Malcolm

Ann Widdecombe has vowed to carry on with 'Strictly Come Dancing' despite the death of her brother.

The former politician has been left devastated after her 72-year-old sibling Malcolm passed away after a long illness, shortly after watching Ann perform the salsa on Saturday night (09.10.10).

BBC bosses have offered Ann time off from the series but she wants to carry on as she knows it what vicar Malcolm would have wanted.

A source said: "One of Malcolm's last memories was watching her on the show last weekend. He enjoyed it so much. She wants to go out there and make him proud of her."

While Ann is determined to carry on, in 2007 Kelly Brook pulled out after her father died halfway through the series.

The model-and-actress - who was partnered by Brendan Cole - had initially vowed to carry on performing but found it all too much, so took the tough decision to remove herself from the competition.

At the time, a BBC spokesperson said: "Sadly Kelly Brook has taken the decision to pull out of 'Strictly Come Dancing' following the loss of her father this week.

"Kelly has done some training as she had hoped to continue with the show in his memory. However, understandably she has found it too difficult."

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