Ann Widdecombe kisses Craig during dance

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe kissed a picture of critical judge Craig Revel Horwood during her Charleston routine with Anton Du Beke on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (06.11.10).

Ann Widdecombe kissed a picture of judge Craig Revel Horwood during her routine on 'Strictly Come Dancing' last night (06.11.10).

The former politician and her partner Anton Du Beke performed a comedic Charleston, which as well as the smooch also featured Anton 'failing' to lift Ann on several occasions before achieving the feat at the end.

Despite being included in the routine, Craig was less than impressed with the pair and delivered some withering comments before handing out his customary score of two to them.

He said: "The timing was bad throughout. The fishlift was a complete and utter disaster. You spend, in these routines, a lot more time sitting on your backside."

To which feisty Ann replied: "And what do you do all day?"

The other judges were more complimentary with Alesha Dixon saying: "The actress is emerging, Ann. For me it was more of a comedy sketch than a dance routine. It was thoroughly enjoyable."

Bruno Tonioli said: "It was Vera Duckworth's grandmother during the grand depression. And Anton, you must have a slipped disc. But I love you anyway, my darling."

The pair received the lowest score of the night 17 out of 40 - the same points they have earned for the past few weeks.

Kara Tointon and Artem Chigvintsev opened the show with a salsa routine to Gloria Estefan's 'Conga' earning praise and a score of 36, the highest of the evening.

Alesha said: "That was one of the best openings on the show I have ever seen. Kara, I don't think you are capable of doing a bad dance. It was steaming, it was saucy, it was wicked."

Len Goodman - who awarded them a nine - said: "That was full on, high energy, flat out salsa and it was absolutely brilliant. But sometimes because you are so full on, you lose a touch of self control every now and then."

Other highlights included Pamela Stephenson and James Jordan performing a foxtrot to 'Let There Be Love', and Felicity Kendal and Vincent Simone dancing the Paso Doble and inspiring Bruno to gush it had "more drama than a full season at the Royal Shakespeare".


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