Strictly Star Steps in to Rescue East Yorkshire Panto



The Right Honourable Ann Widdecombe steps in at the last minute to play the Wicked Queen in The Spa Bridlington’s pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this Christmas. She replaces the previously announced Lorraine Chase; who has become unavailable due to injury.

MP for Maidstone between 1987 and 1997 and for Maidstone and the Weald between 1997 and 2010, she is more recently known for her explosive appearance on the BBC Saturday night favourite, Strictly Come Dancing. Her most memorable dance with partner Anton du Beke seeing here fired from a cannon.

Away from show-business, she has been a novelist since 1999; her most recent book, The Dancing Detective, was published in 2014.

Ann will be accompanied on stage by returning co-stars Simon Grant, formally from CBBC and Joe Standerline, recently seen in Hollyoaks. The cast also includes additional co-star Asa Elliot from ITV’s Benidorm as the Prince.