Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon were trying to be noticed for their fashion and will have been delighted over the fuss about their legs, says Ann Widdecombe.
Yesterday (March 28) many were outraged at the front page of the Daily Mail, which carried the headline "Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-It!" alongside an image of the leaders' meeting.
The former MP told Jake Yapp that if the pair had dressed in less fashionable clothes, like Angela Merkel or Hillary Clinton are prone to do, "there wouldn’t be these sorts of comments."
Instead she believes the two leaders "were looking to look good" in their pose, as people who make "fashion statements are effectively saying I want you to notice this."
Thus, she says, they're "probably delighted that they’ve got all the fuss."
Widdecombe added that "there's no harm" in dressing to be noticed, but you "can’t complain when people notice."
Although many have suggested that male politicians face less scrutiny over their looks and image than their female counterparts, Widdecombe rubbished this theory.
She said that men receive plenty of attention in this regard, citing "Ken Clarke’s Hush Puppies," "William Hague’s baldness" and "Jeremy Corbyn’s scruffiness."
Listen to the full interview above to find out more