Who is Strictly Come Dancing 2021 contestant AJ Odudu?
AJ ODUDU is a TV presenter who has seen her star soar in the world of telly.
She is now back on the box hosting ITV2’s Apocalypse Wow. She’s also now been confirmed as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2021. But, who is Aj Odudu, and what else does she do apart from presenting?
Who is AJ Odudu?
AJ Odudu was born Onatejiro Odudu on February 12, 1988, making her 33-years-old.
She was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, to Nigerian parents and is one of eight children.
After graduating from Keele University with a degree in English and Politics she started her career as a reporter for BBC Blast at Radio Lancashire.
AJ presented on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side in 2013[/caption]
What TV shows has AJ Odudu worked 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 in August of that year.
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.
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What else does AJ do aside from presenting?
Away from her TV work, AJ regularly DJ’s around London and has taken to the decks at the likes of Ibiza Rocks.
She is also a keen fitness fan, and takes to her website to share diet and exercise tips and advice.
AJ is a trained fitness expert and sports nutritionist so she certainly knows what she is talking about.
She starred in the fourth series of Celebrity First Dates Hotel, where she joined the likes of Duncan James and Pete Wicks in the hopes of finding love.
She also starred in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2019.
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