'Overwhelmingly awful' Ann Widdecombe
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 November 2010
Ann Widdecombe's static samba was dubbed ''overwhelmingly awful'' by the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judging panel on last night's (20.11.10) show
Ann Widdecombe's 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance was dubbed "overwhelmingly awful" by the show's judging panel last night (20.11.10).
The former Conservative minister - who was dressed in a canary yellow feathered ensemble - performed a comic samba alongside professional partner Anton Du Beke.
However, the routine - which saw the politician being dragged across the floor on a number of occasions - mostly consisted of Anton shimmying around the star, who remained rooted to the spot after deeming many of the moves "too sexy" for her to participate in.
While the showcase - which ended with the dancer dropping Ann into a crumpled heap on the floor - drew a rapturous applause from the crowd at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom, the judges of the BBC One show were not so complimentary.
After sharp-tongued Craig Revel Horwood slammed the performance as "overwhelmingly awful", Len Goodman told the former MP she was "like haemorroids".
He said: "You're like haemorroids, Ann. You go away, come back and each week is more painful than the last. This must be where crop circles come from - it's where you're rehearsing."
Receiving a collective total of just 13 points from the judging panel, Ann was awarded with just one point for her efforts from a visibly contemptuous Craig.
However, the judges weren't so derogatory about all of the contestants' efforts, and awarded TV presenter Matt Baker and his partner Aliona Vilani the highest score of the evening - 38 out of a possible 40 - for their samba.
Meanwhile, Patsy Kensit was described as a "true Las Vegas strumpet", while former 'EastEnders' star Kara Tointon wowed the panel with a "truly inspiring" American Smooth.