Ann Widdecomble blasts Strictly judges

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2010
Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe has hit back at the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judges, claiming she had no idea what Alesha Dixon's role was and branded Craig Revel-Horwood ''mean''

Ann Widdecombe has hit back at the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judges after being booted off the show.

The former Conservative minister - who was the ninth contestant to leave the BBC One series on Sunday (05.12.10) - has claimed she has no idea what Alesha Dixon's role is, and branded Craig Revel-Horwood "mean".

After becoming renowned for her hilarious dance moves - which often saw her being dragged along the floor by her professional partner Anton Du Beke - the 63-year-old star has laid into the judges who mocked her performances.

Ann told The Sun newspaper: "Their job is to address technical performance. They have a job to do. Craig is mean. Len's is to be a bit more judicial.

"I never really worked out what Alesha's is and Bruno's is to be very entertaining."

Ann and Anton narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals after the movie-themed show on Saturday night (04.12.10), which saw the pair perform a particularly disastrous routine and receive a score of just 14 out of 40 from the judges.

During their 'Hello Dolly' showcase, Du Beke managed to lift the politician into the air on three occasions, which was panned by all four judges.

Alesha said: "I think the honeymoon is over."

Former 'Strictly...' winner Alesha controversially replaced 67-year-old judge Arlene Phillips last year.

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