Ann Widdecombe ‘dubious’ of Meghan Markle

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Celebrity Big Brother star Ann Widdecombe has said she is “dubious” about Meghan Markle fitting in with the royal family after her marriage to Prince Harry.

The former Conservative MP branded Ms Markle “trouble” while she was competing in the reality show, where she came second to drag queen Courtney Act, real name Shane Jenek.

Celebrity Big Brother Final 2018
Courtney Act, aka Shane Jenek (Ian West/PA)

Asked to explain her comments, Widdecombe told Good Morning Britain: “I’m just very dubious that somebody who has made her life in those sorts of films, been married before, comes over and has to become an active member of a very, very stuffy, traditional family.

“I think that could be quite difficult.

“But Harry’s sufficiently far removed from the throne that if he has to make modifications in that way he’ll do it… modifications to the role.”

Widdecombe also weighed in on Formula 1’s decision to axe “grid girls”, saying: ““Things like wolf whistling, grid girls, we’re becoming so po-faced now about what feminism is – we’ve lost our cheerfulness.”

She continued: “It certainly doesn’t advance women’s rights and I actually think it makes so-called feminists look stupid.

“Feminism is about equality, it’s not about that sort of thing.

“All I can say is, I loved seeing those nice cheerful grid girls (in the GMB studio) as opposed to that po-faced shrieking feminist. We’re losing our cheerfulness.”

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