Ann Widdecombe returning to Strictly Come Dancing
5 November 2018 - 11:00 AM

Ann Widdecombe returning to Strictly Come Dancing

Share article:

Ann Widdecombe is returning to "Strictly Come Dancing".

The 71-year-old former politician's "hapless" routines with Anton DuBeke in the 2010 show made her a hit with viewers and she's set to provide light relief on the Latin and ballroom show's upcoming festive special when she takes to the dancefloor once again.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ann has always been one of "Strictly's most memorable and hilarious contenders.

"Her endearingly hapless moves had the nation falling in love with her back when she was on the show with Anton and they boosted viewing figures by a mile.

"The Christmas special is always a light-hearted, fun episode and so it was a no-brainer to get Ann on board to add to the comedy of it.

James Jordan reveals Caroline Flack message calmed pair's spat

James Jordan reveals Caroline Flack message calmed pair's spat

16 July 2019 - 4:00 PM

James Jordan reveals Caroline Flack message calmed pair's spat

"Ann has promised she's going to be back to her best and producers are hoping she will provide her most entertaining routine yet in the one episode."

Ann will be competing against Caroline Flack - who was partnered with Pasha Kovalev when she won the show in 2014 - on the special epsiode.

Michael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides could be dumped from Love Island

Michael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides could be dumped from Love Island

14 July 2019 - 11:00 PM

Michael Griffiths and Joanna Chimonides could be dumped from Love Island

The "Love Island" presenter is set to be dancer Neil Jones" first ever celebrity partner on the Christmas Day (25.12.18) programme.

The red-haired professional is a favourite with fans in the group routines and producers reportedly wanted to bring him into the spotlight because of his "dignified" behaviour in the wake of his wife Katya Jones" kiss with her "Strictly" partner Seann Walsh.

A source said recently: "Caroline jumped at the chance. She expected to be paired up with pro dancer Pasha Kovalev again.

"But "Strictly" bosses were inundated with requests for Neil to finally get a celebrity dance partner.

"It's their way of showing Neil they support him and are ­grateful for the dignified way he handled the situation with Seann and Katya.

"Neil hopes this is the next step to being paired up with a celeb next year on the main series of the show."

Michael Griffiths and Francesca Allen leave the Love Island villa
21 July 2019

Michael Griffiths and Francesca Allen leave the Love Island villa

Michael Griffiths and Francesca Allen leave the Love Island villa
Michael Griffiths wishes ex Amber Gill well
21 July 2019

Michael Griffiths wishes ex Amber Gill well

Michael Griffiths wishes ex Amber Gill well
Gemma Atkinson reveals her childbirth drama
21 July 2019

Gemma Atkinson reveals her childbirth drama

Gemma Atkinson reveals her childbirth drama
Claudia Winkleman: I never take my make-up off
21 July 2019

Claudia Winkleman: I never take my make-up off

Claudia Winkleman: I never take my make-up off
Vicky McClure says heartache inspired I am Nicola performance
21 July 2019

Vicky McClure says heartache inspired I am Nicola performance

Vicky McClure says heartache inspired I am Nicola performance
Ulrika Jonsson to star on I'm a Celebrity?
21 July 2019

Ulrika Jonsson to star on I'm a Celebrity?

Ulrika Jonsson to star on I'm a Celebrity?
Michael Griffiths accused of using Amber Gill
20 July 2019

Michael Griffiths accused of using Amber Gill

Michael Griffiths accused of using Amber Gill
Hollyoaks' 25th anniversary stunt
20 July 2019

Hollyoaks' 25th anniversary stunt

Hollyoaks' 25th anniversary stunt
Robbie Williams praises Amy Hart
20 July 2019

Robbie Williams praises Amy Hart

Robbie Williams praises Amy Hart
Love Island's Joanna praises Amber Gill for Michael snub
20 July 2019

Love Island's Joanna praises Amber Gill for Michael snub

Love Island's Joanna praises Amber Gill for Michael snub
Love Island's Amber snubs Michael for new boy Greg
19 July 2019

Love Island's Amber snubs Michael for new boy Greg

Love Island's Amber snubs Michael for new boy Greg
Helen McCrory joins cast of His Dark Materials
19 July 2019

Helen McCrory joins cast of His Dark Materials

Helen McCrory joins cast of His Dark Materials