AJ Odudu Biography – AJ Odudu Wiki
AJ Odudu (full name Onatejiro Odudu) is a renowned British television presenter. From September 2021, Odudu was a competitor on the nineteenth series of the British Television Dance contest, Strictly Come Dancing. She was partnered with professional dancer Kai Widdrington. In July 2021, Odudu won the second series of Celebrity Karaoke Club on ITV2. Later that month, she was confirmed as co-host of a one-off revival episode of The Big Breakfast, presenting alongside Mo Gilligan, for Channel 4 in September 2021. Odudu has previously served as a reporter for BBC Blast based at Radio Lancashire where she began her media career. She began her presenting roles on the BBC Two series The Almost Perfect Guide to Life and on The 5:19 Show, an online show on the BBC website. In 2011, Odudu starred as herself in Comedy Lab and co-presented Sky Arts’ coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival 2012.
In June 2013, she started co-presenting the Channel 5 reality show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side alongside Rylan Clark and Emma Willis, and then Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Psych from August 2013. Odudu later left the show in November 2013 and was replaced by Celebrity Big Brother 12 contestant and former Loose Women panelist, Carol McGiffin. Still, in 2013 she launched her own blog on Hello magazine’s UK website. She later hosted 4Music program, Trending Live!, with Jimmy Hill and Vick Hope. The Blackburn, Lancashire native attended St Bede’s RC High School and St Mary’s College. She also attended Keele University where she earned her degree in English and Politics.
AJ Odudu Age
She was born on February 12, 1988, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
AJ Odudu Partner
Who is AJ Odudu’s partner? Her Strictly Come Dancing partner is Kai Widdrington. Kai is a dancer and choreographer, he won the World Junior Latin American champion at the age of 14. Both Odudu and Kai Widdrington made their Strictly Come Dancing debut on the nineteenth series of the show. Kai was previously a professional dancer on the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars from 2017 to 2020. He has also appeared on the sixth and eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent.
On December 17, 2021, AJ announced withdrawing from the show’s finals after injuring her ankle, despite reaching the semi-final. AJ said via her Instagram, “How it started. 🔁 How it’s going. 🙈. I’ve had ultrasounds, MRI scans and x-rays. I’ve had two incisions to drain the inflammation around my ankle. I’ve injected local anaesthetic directly into my foot, I have been strapped up to an ice compression machine for days. I’ve done all I can possibly do to get back on my feet for the @bbcstrictly Final, I even asked the docs if I could perform in a medical moonboot! 😆 But the fact is, I can’t stand on my feet let alone dance because I’ve torn my spring ligament. 😭”
“Learning to dance over the last 13 weeks has been an incredible honour and to do it alongside someone as special, patient and devoted as Kai is something I’ll treasure forever. You’re the best @kaiwidd and I know you were ready to be my human crutch on that dancefloor come tomorrow night. Gutted! ❤️” Aj said.
“I want to say a huge thank you to the Strictly family for the experience, the medical team for trying to get me back on my feet and mostly, to everyone at home watching and supporting. You’ve made this experience one to remember and I couldn’t be more grateful for your well wishes. Strictly Come Dancing has been a lifelong dream of mine and I’m glad it came true. ✨
“Good luck to my partners in dance, @john_whaite & @Johannesradebe and @Rose.a.e and @perniceGiovann1. I will be cheering you all on (on one leg).” She added.
Her partner, Kai wrote on his Instagram, “This is very hard to put into words but I’m going to try. I want to let you know that sadly mine and AJ’s journey on Strictly Come Dancing has come to an end and we wont be competing in the final this Saturday. I am absolutely gutted that AJ and I wont get to finish our journey on Strictly the way we would’ve wanted to. The last 12 weeks with AJ have been amazing, she has been the perfect student, hardworking, dedicated and talented and I am sending her all my love and best wishes for a quick recovery. I truly have made a friend for life in her and can’t wait to take to the dance floor with her again when she is fully recovered.”
“It has always been a dream of mine to join the the amazing cast of Strictly Come Dancing every since I was a kid, but to come in on my first season and be partnered with an amazing person like AJ and have the experience I have had is more than I could have ever imagined. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved over the last 13 weeks and at times I really felt like I was dancing with a professional dancer.”
“I want to say a big thank you to every one on the show, from my fellow professionals, the celebrities, the judges, production, the costume, lighting and design department, the dance team and all the amazing people that work behind the scenes who help make Strictly the show it is. Lastly I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported AJ and myself week in and week out, your support has been amazing and truly unforgettable. You know who you are.” Kai said.
“To Gio & Rose, Johannes & John I’m wishing you the best of luck for the weekend you guys are amazing, go out and smash it!!! Until next time, keep dancing x” He added
AJ Odudu Boyfriend
Who is AJ Odudu’s boyfriend? Her boyfriend is unclear. Odudu is currently single.
AJ Odudu Parents
Who are AJ Odudu’s parents? Her parents are James and Florence Odudu. Her parents are from Nigeria. AJ Odudu’s mother served as a cleaner in a school. They have been married for more than four decades and they have eight children.
AJ Odudu Siblings
She has two sisters and five brothers. AJ Odudu’s elder sister is an engineer while the other sister is training to be a teacher, her oldest brother is a lecturer at Cambridge University and one of her brothers is a kidney specialist.
AJ Odudu Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.73m) tall.
AJ Odudu Net Worth
AJ Odudu’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million.
AJ Odudu Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @ajodudu