After her sensational 10 week run in 2010 on Strictly Come Dancing, which gripped the nation, Ann Widdecombe is back in the public eye.
The former MP will play the part of the Duchess of Crackentorp in comic opera La Fille de Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment).
Audiences won't however hear Ann sing as the role is a speaking part only.
Photos released show her dressed in an elaborate costume complete with embroidered underskirt and an intricate head piece.
The opera will take place at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden, with the opening night on April 19.
Photo: © ROH / Bill Cooper