Ann Widdecombe enjoying Strictly comeback

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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."