IT'S FAIR to say AJ Odudu has seen her career soar over the last five years.
In 2021 the TV star wowed fans on Strictly Come Dancing.
Who is AJ Odudu?
AJ Odudu was born Onatejiro Odudu on February 12, 1988.
She was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, to Nigerian parents and is one of eight children.
AJ graduated from Keele University with a degree in English and Politics and then started her career as a reporter for BBC Blast at Radio Lancashire.
Her first presenting role was in 2009 on BBC Two's The Almost Perfect Guide to Life.
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Is AJ Odudu married?
AJ isn't married, nor does she currently have children.
It's thought she is single but rumours emerged during her time on Strictly when many noticed chemistry between Kai Widdrington and AJ.
What TV shows has AJ Odudu appeared on?
AJ's first presenting role was in 2009 on BBC Two's The Almost Perfect Guide to Life.
In June 2013, she joined Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal on Big Brother's Bit On The Side, as well as Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Psych.
She also presented on The Hot Desk from 2015 to 2016, Manhunting With My Mum in 2018 along with Bake Off: An Extra Slice.
In 2020 she appeared in The Chase: Celebrity Special, Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Richard Osman's House of Games and Don't Rock The Boat.
In 2021 AJ hosted Apocalypse Wow on ITV2 and a revamp of the Big Breakfast on Channel 4.
AJ made it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing in the same year, and was tipped to win the show.
However, she had to pull out after suffering a nasty ankle injury left her on crutches and unable to dance.
She announced her withdrawal from the competition on December 17, 2021 after she was pictured hobbling to her last rehearsal.
She said: “I’m deeply upset that I am unable to perform in the final due to a torn ligament in my right ankle. 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 [Widdrington] is something I’ll treasure forever."
AJ is set to join Mo Gilligan on The Lateish Show Friday 8 June, 2022.
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