The former politician has reportedly refused to continue watching Strictly after being voted off the show two weeks ago.
"I want my weekends to be showbiz free," Widdecombe told friends, according to The Sun. "Television is a thief of time."
Despite these rumours, Widdecombe's return has been confirmed and she will appear on Saturday's show to perform a full dance number alongside all the show's other contestants.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One this Saturday at 7pm.