Ann Widdecombe in conversation with Nina Nannar

Thursday 26th July | 2.00pm
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Outspoken and controversial, Ann Widdecombe is one of the most high-profile former politicians of recent times.

Ann became a Member of Parliament in 1987 and was Minister of State for Employment and Minister of State for Prisons in John Major’s government. She held Shadow ministerial posts in opposition before retiring at the 2010 General Election.

Never one to do the expected, what she did next was surprising even by her standards. At the age of 63, Ann became the oldest contestant ever on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by Anton Du Beke, surviving 10 weeks into the competition.

Ann is also in high demand for public speaking engagements and finds time to be a prolific writer. She has a weekly column in the Daily Express, has written five novels. a detective story and her memoirs, Strictly Ann.

She will be in conversation with Nina Nannar, Arts Editor for ITV News.

Running time: 50 min plus 20 min Q&A 

Tickets: £18 / £5 Concessions
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