Ann Widdecombe's Strictly comeback

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2011
Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecome has admitted she is enjoying getting her own back on acid-tongued 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood, who she is partnered alongside in the show's tour

Ann Widdecombe is enjoying getting her own back on 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood.

The former Conservative minister - who faced a barrage of criticism from the acid-tongued judge for her comical performances on last year's series of the BBC One show - is now dancing alongside Craig in the 'Strictly' tour, and is loving every minute of it.

She said: "After all his rude remarks I'm very much enjoying dancing with Craig. He's even taller than Anton du Beke, so we look even funnier.

"He's lucky this is a novelty dance and no one is judging his performance."

However, Craig appears to have changed his opinion of the 63-year-old politician, and admitted while they may make an odd dancing partnership, he has great fun appearing alongside her.

He added to the Daily Mail newspaper: "At first I thought there was no way I would put myself up for something like that. Absolutely not. But I was persuaded it would be more like a show dance. I was assured it was meant to be light entertainment and funny.

"We're doing the Charleston and I can't imagine what we actually look like. But it is fun and there is no denying that people love Ann. She represents a whole swathe of the nation."

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