Belfast Telegraph

Strangers want to dance with Ann

Ann Widdecombe has said she is regularly approached on the street by strangers - who ask if they can dance with the former politician.

The 63-year-old has become an unlikely sensation on Strictly Come Dancing with her unique attempts at performing rigorous dance routines.

Ann and long-suffering dance partner Anton Du Beke notched up the lowest score of the night on Saturday after the former MP for Maidstone and Weald was dragged around the floor while sitting on her bottom.

But she told the Radio Times: "I'm used to requests for autographs and photographs, but now I'm always being asked to dance with strangers in the streets. Anton looks on critically and I'm sure he's dying to say: 'Stand up straight. Tuck in your posterior. Oh, you are letting me down. One, two, three, threeee not four, threeeeeee...'"

The former MP revealed that her ambition was to survive the show long enough to get to Blackpool - where a special episode in the series will be filmed.

Ann told the magazine: "My next goal is to survive another two eliminations and go to Blackpool, once the scene of so many political antics at party conferences. It would be wonderfully funny to return and attempt a very different collection of smart moves and neat footwork."

Ann said she had been praised for her "pretty" hair since joining the show.

She revealed: "Each week I get back to Devon at 3am and wash it, condition it and wrap a hot towel round it, no matter how tired I may feel. I am lavishing more care on the widdylocks as a result of Strictly than I do in the summer when I'm assaulting them with chlorine and sea water as a result of my passion for swimming."


From Belfast Telegraph