Monday, 6 December 2010
We don't watch much "normal" TV in our house. The "News" is about it most of the time. But we have been following Ann Widdecombe on Strictly Come Dancing. My little boy loves dancing and likes watching the show but we find many of the costumes immodest, well downright obscene actually.
~So we have watched Ann, and enjoyed her ability to laugh at herself, enjoyed her routines and her costumes. We have also enjoyed the fact that she would not compromise on her modest standards in how she danced or what she wore. Something that was gently ridiculed by the show.
However, the fact that she has stayed in the show for 10 weeks suggests that the public have supported her for a number of reasons. Firstly, she is the heroine of anyone who just can't dance, secondly, voting for her is a poke in the eye to the judges and the BBC, thirdly, Ann and Anton Du Beke's routines were often quite funny - the "pantomime" piece as Ann said. But lastly and not least, families all over the country - like my own - respected her standards and found that you could be sure her routines would be family viewing.
My son has been parading round London with his toy lamb, which he named Ann Widdecombe, explaining to all and sundry that Ann was still in because she has more clothes on than everyone else in the show! (he is used to us turning off the rest of the show because of the lack of costumes on other contestants!)
We'll miss you on Saturday nights Ann! Well Done!