Forthright, intrepid and engaging, Ann Widdecombe, the former Shadow Home Secretary has reinvented herself since leaving Parliament. Her inimitable performances on Strictly Come Dancing and her pantomime turns alongside Craig Revel Horwood have made her a popular and familiar face on stage and TV. Theatres and festivals absolutely love hearing her talk about her life which still involves serious debate and regular TV documentaries.
How often can you hear a former Shadow Home Secretary revealing what life is really like at the centre (well OK, right of centre) of British politics? She had a formidable reputation in parliament and remains relentlessly outspoken