Ann Widdecombe in train-ing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2010
Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe has revealed she practices her routines for 'Strictly Come Dancing' while waiting for the train

Ann Widdecombe practices her 'Strictly Come Dancing' moves while waiting for the train.

The politician - who has previously said she is appearing on the BBC One show to "fly the flag for fatties" - has revealed she slips in a few minutes of practice while waiting for the train back to her hometown of Newton Abbot in Devon.

She told BBC Radio 4: "I do strike poses in Victoria station."

However, the 63-year-old star admitted she isn't confident about the paso doble routine she and partner Anton Du Beke are due to perform on Saturday night's (30.10.10) show, as she thinks she would be "better cast as the bull".

Ann explained: "This weekend I dance as the matador's cape in the paso doble. I'm sure I would be better cast as the bull."

The former Conservative minister - who was strapped to a harness to "fly" into last week's show - joked that if someone had told her she would be doing such a thing a year ago she would have thought herself "more likely to see a flying pig".

Writing in her column for the Daily Express newspaper, Ann said: "If anyone had suggested to me this time last year that I would find myself flying above a dance hall in sequinned trousers, bright pink top and relying on two thin wires for safety, I would have retorted that you would be more likely to see a flying pig.

"Now, after last Saturday's 'Strictly Come Dancing', I could believe almost anything."

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