Posted on December 6, 2010
Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke became the ninth couple to leave “Strictly Come Dancing” this weekend.
Their American Smooth was awarded just 14 points by the judges, the lowest score any couple has had for this dance in the history of the programme. The couple have also achieved the lowest ever scores for the Charleston, the foxtrot, the salsa and the samba.
Widdecombe went cheerfully, admitting that she wasn’t up to the standard of the other remaining contestants. Scott Maslen, who had joined her in the bottom two this week, had scored 35. “It would have been a travesty if I had stayed and Scott had gone out,” Widdecombe told The Sun. “It would have been quite wrong. Scott is a dancer and I’m not.” She admitted that she was disappointed to leave the competition.
Widdecombe will appear on this year’s “Strictly” tour, where she will dance with judge Craig Revel Horwood, who has been her harshest critic on the judging panel.
For views and analysis, see “Strictly Speaking”, Marianka Swain’s blog of the new series.