Ann Widdecombe needs sense of humour for Strictly

Ann Widdecombe is pleased she was paired with Anton Du Beke on 'Strictly Come Dancing', as he helps to inject some ''humour'' into their performances

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Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe admits she needs a good sense of humour to participate in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The former Conservative minister - who has become a firm favourite of the public despite receiving consistently low scores from the BBC One show's judging panel - is pleased she has been paired with professional dancer Anton Du Beke, as he helps to inject some humour into their performances.

She said: "It doesn't take guts to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'. It just takes a sense of humour, that's all. And Anton has got one. If I was with someone who didn't have a sense of humour, it would have gone terribly.

"We'd have gone in week one, because we simply wouldn't have got on. I've got a sense of humour and he's got a sense of humour. It was pairing genius on the part of the BBC. I didn't think I'd get him because he's a foot taller than me, but that's part of the humour."

The 63-year-old politician also revealed Anton has already been making plans for the show's final next month, which will see Ann "fly" again.

She added to Digital Spy: "Anton has for some time been putting together plans for our showdance if we happen to reach the final. I don't think I'm giving too much away if I say that I shall fly.

"But, nevertheless, I must stress that there are still four more eliminations between now and then."

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