Kaye Adams with a picture of Ann Widdecombe and Anton Du Beke
Kaye is looking to Ann for preparation (Picture: PA / BBC Picture Archives)

Kaye Adams is looking to a fellow celebrity who has previously starred in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom as she dusts off her own dancing shoes.

Ann Widdecombe partnered up with Anton Du Beke in 2010, lasting ten weeks on the series.

The former conservative MP couldn’t quite make it to the semi-finals after scoring just 14 out of a possible 40 points during the live shows.

But, as Kaye prepares to jive and cha-cha, she’s looking to Ann to prepare.

This week, Kaye, 59, is set to make her debut on the BBC competition, joining the likes of Fleur East, Kym Marsh, Tony Adams and James Bye in the line-up.

The Loose Women panelist revealed: ‘I am watching YouTube videos of Anne Widdecombe every night.

‘I also downloaded a hugely expensive app from a professional dancer based in America to try to teach myself some steps.’

However, Kaye was left feeling ‘very annoyed’ because she thought she was ‘signing up for a free month’s trial.’

The 59-year-old continued: ‘A friend of mine is a choreographer so he is showing me some of the basic steps and also making me disco dance around the room “like no one is watching.”‘

Kaye Adams
It’s not long until Kaye will take to the dancefloor for the first time (Picture: Ray Burmiston/PA)
Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up
Strictly season is among us! (Picture: PA)

‘He says I have to get used to feeling foolish!’

This comes after Kaye admitted that her bra size has actually gone up while getting ready for the launch of Strictly, although her Loose Women co-stars were less-than-convinced by her discovery.

Ahead of the start of the series, the broadcaster is understandably nervous, with the launch show set to take place on Friday followed by the first live show the following day… but she was left thrilled when having her measurements done in preparation.

On Thursday’s edition of Loose Women, Nadia Sawalha turned to her co-star as she said: ‘Kaye has discovered something about herself.’

‘Are you talking about…’ Kaye responded, before placing her hands over her chest.

Kaye then explained how when creating the outfits for the Strictly participants, ‘they measure you up’, as Judi Love – who competed on the show in 2021 – confirmed: ‘They go right in!’

Loose Women panellists
Kaye quickly had to call out Nadia and Jane’s hysterics over her claim (Picture: ITV)
Nadia on Loose Women
Nadia giggled as she compared her bra size to her co-star’s (Picture: ITV)

After Kaye told her colleagues that ‘you never go back once you have a built-in gusset’, she outlined how for several years she’s shared a ‘multi-pack of sports bras’ with her 15-year-old daughter, which are a size 36B.

However, after being measured up, it turned out the bra that fit her best was a significantly bigger size.

‘What am I? Have a guess!’ Kaye said excitedly to the panel and their live audience, before revealing she learnt she was actually a 32DD.

Kaye quickly realised that her Loose Women co-stars Nadia and Jane Moore were struggling to believe that was her size, pointing at them as she exclaimed: ‘Excuse me!’

Strictly Come Dancing 2022 launches on Friday at 10pm on BBC One, with the first live show airing on Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.

What we know about Strictly Come Dancing 2022 so far

Who are the judges?

Head judge Shirley Ballas will be joined once again by fellow judges Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.

Anton Du Beke will also be returning to judge, after it was confirmed that he would be officially replacing Bruno Tonioli.

Who are the new professional dancers?

There are four new pros joining the line-up: Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley and Michelle Tsiakkas.

Which professional dancers have left?

After the 2021 season, it was announced that fan-favourite pros Oti Mabuse and Aljaž Škorjanec would not be returning for the 2022 series.

Will there be a studio audience?

Yes – following past restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, the full studio audience is set to return this year, while the see-through dividers between the judges will also be removed.

When is the show returning?

The BBC has revealed that the launch show for the 2022 series is due to be recorded on Wednesday September 7.

Therefore, it’s likely that it will air a few days later on Saturday September 10, although the exact date of the first episode is yet to be disclosed.

Find out more about Strictly 2022 here.

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