'Pantomime' Strictly act Ann Widdecombe

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Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe has admitted she sees herself as the ''pantomime act'' of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Ann Widdecombe sees herself as the "pantomime act" of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The former Conservative minister - who has won over the public in the BBC One show, despite receiving consistently low scores from the judges - admitted people are more likely to see "pigs fly" then her be crowned winner of the competition.

She said: "I would like to win but pigs may fly. At the end it will probably be a dancing competition but at this stage there's no harm in including a pantomime act.

"If it was just a dancing competition the dancers would be more evenly matched - you don't seriously put Kara Tointon and myself together on a show and say it's a proper competition."

The 63-year-old politician also revealed she won't be following in the footsteps of political correspondent John Sergeant, who famously quit the show in 2008 after receiving negative comments from the judges.

Ann explained: "If the public don't think I should quit then why should I? I shan't do a John Sergeant and quit. It would be rude to the public if they vote for you and then you say tough luck I'm off now."

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