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Celebrity Big Brother's Ann Widdecombe thinks Meghan Markle is "trouble" because of her "background"

The former Tory politician is not excited about the royal wedding

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 - Ann Widdecombe
Published: Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:48 pm

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Ann Widdecombe has declared her disapproval of Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle – because of her "background".

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The former Conservative MP, 70, told her housemates in the CBB bedroom that she wasn't too keen on Suits actress Markle, announcing: "I think she's trouble."

Asked for her reasons, Widdecombe explained: "Background, attitude. I worry."

And after another contestant remarked that Markle is older than 33-year-old Prince Harry and has been married once before, she added: "Yes. I add it all up and I'm uneasy."

In a preview clip from Tuesday's episode, it is unclear precisely what "background" and "attitude" Widdecombe is referring to.

American actress Markle, 36, is mixed race with a Caucasian father and an African American mother. She has built a successful career as an actress and humanitarian, founded a lifestyle website, and will soon become a British citizen.

She was previously married to the actor and producer Trevor Engelson, before they divorced in 2013.

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Celebrity Big Brother airs at 9pm on Channel 5

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