The theatre executive added: ‘They might as well put Ann Widdecombe in it, too.’ Ticket sales have dropped 20 per cent since Crawford left and the show now has an advance of £1.8 million — which is paltry for a theatre of the Palladium’s size, especially when you consider that at ... Read more »
Ann Widdecombe? Are you mad? A survey commissioned by the BBC claimed viewers feel the elderly are stereotyped as moaners and exploited on reality shows. One respondent said: ‘We didn’t like older people making fools of themselves. Producers and directors are taking advantage, using it ... Read more »
BBC shows like Strictly Come Dancing exploit older women like Ann Widdecombe as "figures of fun" and the "butt of jokes", a corporation commissioned report has found. Viewers highlighted Miss Widdecombe who they said had been on the talent show 'just for a laugh' Photo: BBC The ... Read more »
Last Night's Viewing: Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Christianity, BBC1 Parks and Recreation, B...
Ann Widdecombe is unamused because "jokes about Christianity are everywhere you look". Her evidence is mild at best – a clip of Dara O Briain asking, "If we're all God's children, what's so special about Jesus? " here, another of (the Christian) Ian Hislop taking mock-offence to being ... Read more »
But Ann Widdecombe is making a return to Strictly Come Dancing for 2012's Children In Need. The former MP may not have possessed the best dancing skills the series has ever seen, but she remained a hugely popular figure on the show, and surprised many by lasting an impressive ten weeks ... Read more »
Ann Widdecombe takes part in dress rehearsal as she prepares for her Opera House debut (thankfully i...
She can't sing a note - but that hasn't stopped Ann Widdecombe from making her operatic debut. The former Home Office minister took part in the dress rehearsal at The Royal Opera House yesterday ahead of opening night on Thursday. She is cast in Donizetti's La Fille Du Regiment, the tale ... Read more »
Sex toys for sale at Boots, in full view of children: Prominently displayed them close to healthcare...
Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe said: ‘Boots, which is a family store – and a very popular one at that – should adopt standards that Ann Summers have been happy to adopt. That says it all.’ The sex toys are a dramatic change of policy for Boots. Seven years ago, the company ... Read more »
Short of Ann Widdecombe, I can’t think of a single MP in our illustrious nation’s history who would be able to answer ‘no’ to more than half these questions. I’m fairly sure Boris Johnson, the man who might well be our Prime Minister one day, would rack up a resounding 100 per cent ‘yes’ ... Read more »
Indeed, newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was a 'union hack' in her day (to hack, in Oxford slang, is to engage in blatant careerism — hence Madeline's campaign slogan) as was former MP Ann Widdecombe and former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Louise Mensch, the Tory MP and ... Read more »
‘But he’s not going to tell me or Len what to do!’ insists Bruno, ‘Never!’ Did he see Craig as the wicked queen in panto with Ann Widdecombe over Christmas? ‘I saw the pictures and Craig in drag is stunning. He looks like a beautiful woman! Whereas with me in drag, I look like a trucker ... Read more »
Strictly Come Dancing was praised for the broad range of ages among competitors, but concerns were raised that older contestants, such as Ann Widdecombe, were being exploited as ‘figures of fun’. All male panel: Question Time, chaired by David Dimbleby, was singled out for putting only a ... Read more »
Ann Widdecombe was a contender who somehow failed to rise to the heights. And while I don’t begrudge her for a second her retirement fun on Strictly, the fact remains that by donning a sparkly dress and clodhopping about the stage she has added greatly to the gaiety of the nation but ... Read more »
But you've got no chance with someone like Ann Widdecombe. What was it like playing for Ann Widdecombe? What were the challenges? Lance: Trying not to laugh. When she did Titanic, the producers came beforehand and said "try to stay looking forward. Don't look up, don't laugh". But ... Read more »
One of the highlights of Friday’s televised Children In Need Appeal will be Ann Widdecombe reprising her role from Strictly Come Dancing with her long-suffering dance partner Anton Du Beke. The cameo role will confirm the extraordinary transformation of Widders from politician to star of ... Read more »
But her suspension was branded "loony" by former Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Fit Club. Miss Widdecombe said it made Tory whips look heavy-handed and could backfire on the Conservative Party if the MP proves popular with ... Read more »
Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley has overcome the 'fun figure' tag... and aims to do it all aga...
Lisa Riley feared people would see her as this series' Ann Widdecombe, and even her dance partner assumed he was paired with the show's 'fun figure'. However, she has blown everyone away with her moves, and even topped the leader board on her first Strictly Come Dancing performance. And ... Read more »
At a Coalition for Marriage rally on the fringe of the Conservative conference in Birmingham on Monday, Carey joined David Burrowes, the backbench MP for Enfield Southgate, and former MP Ann Widdecombe in protesting that neither the Lib Dem nor Tory 2010 manifesto included a pledge to ... Read more »
So what on earth is Ann Widdecombe, the hard-line Tory ex-minister of legend, doing appearing this week in a French language opera? At the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden? It's just the latest stage of the transformation from the pro-death penalty, anti-gay-marriage former prisons ... Read more »
BBC slammed over 'freak' sex show that follows teenager having bikini wax to prepare for losing virg...
Former minister Ann Widdecombe has joined Ms Pattison in condemning the programme, which is part of the BBC's Sex Season. She said: 'The BBC should not screen this programme. It seems to me that they are just trying to set new boundaries and to do this at 9pm when a lot of young people ... Read more »