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Strictly's Ann awaits vote verdict

Ann Widdecombe needs public support yet again if she is to continue on Strictly Come Dancing.

Despite avoiding the temptation to begin with a flying trapeze or be dragged around the dancefloor as in previous weeks, the former Tory MP still failed when it came to the judges' scores.

Widdecombe's foxtrot was described as "laboured" and "disorientated" as she was awarded 20 points out of a possible 40 on Saturday night's show.

The 63-year-old wore a pink dress and shawl as she danced to Frank Sinatra's You Make Me Feel So Young with partner Anton du Beke.

Head judge Len Goodman reflected: "I'm not going to analyse what you do. I'll just sit back and enjoy it and you'll be on this show as long as the public wants to see you."

Bruno Tonioli added: "Obviously it's still very, very laboured, and you keep looking down between your legs."

But Widdecombe won applause from the audience when she replied: "Well that's to see where my feet are going."

Craig Revel Horwood told her: "You look very disorientated."

But Alesha Dixon praised her for "doing a real dance".

Meanwhile, EastEnders actor Scott Maslen did the final dance of the night, and it turned out to be the best. His jive with Natalie Lowe earned an almost-perfect score of 39 - with Revel Horwood being booed after delivering his nine out of 10.

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