Widdecombe to front new 'Cleverdicks' quiz
Former MP Ann Widdecombe has signed up to front a new television quiz called Cleverdicks.
The retired politician, who had a lengthy run in last year's Strictly Come Dancing against the odds with her lumpen performances, had previously said she had no interest in a "showbiz career".
The show, which will be broadcast next year on Sky Atlantic, will feature four contestants playing for a cash prize and the right to call themselves a cleverdick.
Widdecombe said: "Some may say that I am a cleverdick to have secured this contract but they should meet some of the formidable cleverdicks who will be playing during the show."
She is due to make her pantomime debut later this year when she stars in a production of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs with sharp-tongued Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Sky Atlantic's director Elaine Pyke said: "Cleverdicks and Ann Widdecombe - who could resist? Sitting in an early evening slot, the show is intelligent, irreverent and hugely entertaining and will be a great start to an evening's viewing on Sky Atlantic."