Strictlys AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington finally score a perfect 40

Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington have scored a perfect 40, 13 weeks into the competition.

The pair took to the dancefloor on Saturday 11 December for the Strictly semi-final, and blew the judges away with their performance.

The dancing duo have been Strictly favourites for some time, with many arguing that their high score was long overdue.

Shirley Ballas described the dance as “sensational”, as Craig Revel Harwood said it was “sensational.”

Speaking to Strictly host Claudia Winkleman after receiving the good news, AJ teased that their next dance would be “very, very sensual”.

The pair’s perfect score comes after they were in dance-off last week.

Despite this knocking their confidence, a source told OK! thatAJ and Kai had been supporting one another.

OK!' s source explained: "Their confidence has been knocked. It's always difficult when you're in the dance off, there were lots of tears after but that's the game and there can only be one winner."

"They're helping each other through it and are trying to ignore all the press and negative comments," the insider added.

"They just to want concentrate on the dance and take the criticism as a positive."

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Aiding the couple’s success in the competition is the undeniable chemistry between them, with many believing that AJ and Kai are romantically involved.

The pair are also close off the dancefloor, with a friend of AJ’s informing new! that the professional dancer has beenhelping AJ with her trust issues.

“AJ has been open about her relationship history. She does find it hard to trust after previous partners cheated on her. But Kai is a really nice guy,” a source said.

“He’s helping her get over any previous issues. So far, he’s ticking all of the boxes.”

While their chemistry might be helping them in the competition, allegedlyit’s been affecting AJ’s love life.

Speaking about her dating life since starting the BBC show, AJ explained: “Oh my gosh, my direct messages are dry.

“I’ve not had one direct message from a potential suitor, that is not happening.”

AJ went on to add that she thinks her DMs are dry because of her steamy routines with Kai.

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