Ann Widdecombe's popularity seemed as if it would never come to an end

She couldn't dance, but Ann Widdecombe, 63, won over Strictly Come Dancing fans.

Now, after an amazing run, she's been voted off the show - after ending up in the bottom two with Scott Maslen - but her time in the competition has been pure entertainment.

We're still howling with laughter over her salsa with partner Anton Du Beke (who said she dances like a bull).

The former MP's disastrous performances echoed those of journalist John Sergeant, whose lack of dancing ability made him a firm hit with viewers. 

But Now can reveal that some of her co-stars, including Kara Tointon, have been less amused about Ann stealing the limelight week after week.

‘No one can bully Ann - she's an absolute force of nature,' says a show insider.

‘So they were trying to undermine her with comments about the pressure of being a public favourite, hoping to put her off.'

No chance.

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