Ann Widdecombe was born on 4th October 1947 in Bath, Somerset. The daughter of James Murray Widdecombe CB/OBE and Mrs. Rita Widdecombe. Her father's occupation was Head of Naval Supplies & Transport, Ministry of Defence. She is well-known for happily voicing her outspoken views on controversial issues, and is fiercely anti-abortion and pro-capital punishment. As a committed Christian, she is "not interested in being sexy" - so getting to grips with the raunchy Rumba and perfecting a sultry Samba should be something of a challenge. Ann Widdecombe Biography and Profile.