'Strictly': AJ Odudu Breaks Do...


'Strictly': AJ Odudu Breaks Down Over Injury Ahead Of Final

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

11:02 16 Dec 2021

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Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu is on crutches ahead of the show's final, following an injury to her foot.

The presenter will compete in the final this Saturday with pro dance partner Kai Widdrington, against Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, and John Whaite and Johannes Radebe.

Speaking on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, Odudu broke down in tears as she revealed she'd suffered a foot injury.

"I’m upset because I’ve suffered an injury, I don’t know when it happened but essentially I’ve got issues with my joint, I’ve suffered some traumatic injury to my ligaments, there’s a lot of inflammation," she said.

"I can’t pinpoint when it happened during training. In fact, we felt really positive in training on Monday, I felt fine but the pain came on so suddenly and acutely that I actually projectile vomited.

"I’m unable to stand on my right foot. I can’t stand up without crutches and I’m really upset."

She added: "I’m sorry. I’m upset because we were so excited on Monday, we got three amazing dances that we really want to perform."

Praising Widdrington for his support, Odudu said she was remaining optimistic around her participation in the final.

"I know I’m getting upset but we are genuinely remaining hopeful, I’m surrounded by a really great medical team who are trying their best to get me back on my feet and of course I’ve got Kai who is really holding me together."

Strictly Come Dancing: The Final airs Saturday December 18th on BBC One at 7PM.

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