Ann Widdecombe not Strictly undignified

Former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe admitted appearing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' when she was still an MP would have been ''undignified''

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Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe would find appearing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' "undignified" if she was still an MP.

The former Conservative minister - who is paired with professional dancer Anton Du Beke on this year's show - feels "entitled to have fun" at this stage in her life.

She said: "Some people ask me whether I think it's all a bit undignified and, yes it would be if was still a serving MP but I'm not, I have retired and I'm entitled to have fun at this point."

Despite being on the receiving end of Craig Revel Horwood's harsh comments about her dancing abilities, Ann admitted the acid-tongued judge is actually "very encouraging" towards her behind the scenes of the BBC One show.

She explained: "In private he's very encouraging. That is his act, he's the one who has to be unsmiling and rude about everybody. I take it with a pinch of salt."

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