Ann Widdecombe husband: How Ann lost the one ‘Mr Right’ to put career first

Ann Widdecombe, 71, is a politician and current member of the Brexit Party. She became a media celebrity after appearing on Strictly Come Dancing alongside dance partner Anton Du Beke in 2010. This time around, the prominent Eurosceptic will join a team of celebrity contestants to tackle a series of ingenious games and fiendish challenges in a giant fantasy world on Channel 4’s The Crystal Maze.

Does Ann Widdecombe have a husband?

Ann has never been married nor had any children.

In 2007 on BBC Radio 4 she described how a journalist once produced a profile on her with the assumption that she had had at least “one sexual relationship”.

The politician replied: “Be careful, that’s the way you get sued”.

When interviewer Jenni Murray asked if she had ever had a sexual relationship, Ann laughed: “It’s nobody else’s business”.

In a 2001 report in The Guardian it was claimed that she had had a three-year romance while at the University of Oxford.

And in an unusually candid interview with Piers Morgan for his Life Stories series in 2011, the former MP recalled her pain at splitting with her university “Mr Right”, merchant banker Colin Maltby.

The 71-year-old former Shadow Home Secretary was asked: “Do you miss the fact that you haven’t had kids?”

She replied: “If you phrase that question, ‘Would you rather have had children than not?’ Then my answer to you would be, ‘Well yes, I’d rather’.”

Morgan then talked about her first boyfriend, Colin Maltby, who she met at Oxford and dated for just over three years.

“Was he the love of your life?” he asked. “He was at Oxford. Yes,” Miss Widdecombe replied.

Asked how serious the relationship had been, she said: “Very.

“I think for a while we both thought it [marriage] might happen. But it didn’t and it was right that it didn’t.

“It would have been a mistake but one doesn’t necessarily see that at the time.

“I don’t regret that I didn’t marry Colin. I mean, Colin went on to marry and had great happiness and he’s had a hugely successful career and a nice family and all the rest of it.

“I’m not necessarily so certain that his life would have been so happy if he’d married me.

“So I think it is a good thing that we didn’t marry and I don’t regret it.

“But there was never a point when I said, ‘I’m not going to get married’. It just didn’t happen.

“Now the fact that I don’t much regret that it didn’t happen means that was probably the right thing as well.

“I couldn’t have had the life that I’ve had if I’d had a family and responsibilities.”

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