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Ann Widdecombe sets the record straight on those CBB comments about Meghan Markle

She's made no secret about her thoughts on Meghan

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Ann Widdecombe faced a backlash in the Celebrity Big Brother house when she made some controversial comments about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle.

The former Tory MP said she thought the American divorcee was “trouble”.

She said the “background and attitude” of the Suits star made her “uneasy” about her joining the royal family.

Ann Widdecombe spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on today’s Good Morning Britain (Credit: ITV)

Many CBB viewers were disgusted by her comments and tweeted at the time to say they thought she was being unfair towards the mixed race actress.

Now the 70-year-old has appeared on Good Morning Britain to better explain just what she meant.

She told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “I just am very dubious that someone, who has made a life in those sorts of films and has been married before, comes over and has to become an active member of a very, very stuffy, traditional family.

“I think that would be quite difficult.”

The CBB star said she was “dubious” about how Meghan would fit in to the “very stuffy” royal family (Credit: ITV)

She continued: “But Harry is sufficiently far removed from the throne that if he has to make modifications to the role he will be able to do it.”

Ann added that she’s realised she has to be more “careful” about voicing her outspoken views as “everything can be misinterpreted.”

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Ann first aired her controversial views about Meghan when she was in the Celebrity Big Brother house (Credit: Channel 5)

Harry, 33 and Meghan, 36, have already shown they’re not afraid to modernise the royal family.

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Their official engagement photos had a touch of Hollywood glamour with Meghan wearing a dress with sheer panels, a departure from the usual formal and demure pictures of betrothed royals.

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Harry and Meghan’s engagement shoot showed they are not afraid to mordernise the royal family (Credit: Kensington Palace/Twitter)

At public engagements, she’s also broken protocol to sign autographs and pose for selfies with fans.

The couple will tie the knot on 19 May in Windsor.

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Meanwhile, Ann, who was a runner-up on Celebrity Big Brother, said she’s still trying to catch up on all the news she missed during her time in the house.

Ann thinks it will be “difficult” for Meghan to go from life as an American actress to British royalty (Credit: FameFlynet)

She said it was often “incredibly boring” between tasks as they were not allowed books, pen and paper or phones.

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