Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu reveals nasty foot injury just days before show debut

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STRICTLY Come Dancing star AJ Odudu has revealed her nasty foot injury just days before making her dancing debut.

The TV presenter – who will seem for the primary time on the BBC ballroom rivals this weekend – took to Instagram to disclose her painful toes.

AJ Odudu will make her debut on the show this weekendCredit: Instagram/@ajodudu
The TV star joked that her toes felt "broken"
The TV star joked that her toes felt “broken”Credit: Instagram/@ajodudu

AJ, 33, who’s greatest acknowledged for co-presenting Channel 5 show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, advised followers she was sporting plasters on her ft already.

Videoing herself all through the mirror as she took to her first rehearsal, the TV star joked that her toes felt like they’re “broken” as a result of her excessive heels.

“Hello! Day one in the dance studio darlings – and I’ve got a plaster on my feet already,” she is prone to be heard saying as she filmed her toes.

“I’m in agony! But it’s really fun,” enthusiastic AJ added, before smiling and giving a thumbs as so much as a result of the digital digicam.

The telly presenter furthermore posed for a snap in her rehearsal gear – an equal two-piece practice set – and the notorious stiletto heels.

“I feel like all my toes are broken,” AJ joked, before along with that she was “only joking”, admitting she was very joyful to be dancing.

The star was furthermore seen hanging out with fellow well-known individual contestant Ugo Monye all through the rehearsal areas behind-the-scenes.

AJ is because of seem on Strictly Come Dancing 2021 for the primary time on Saturday, because of the sequence launches with an introduction to the {{{couples}}}.

It comes weeks after AJ opened up about how she just about stop TV for good after being branded “the black girl with the dodgy accent”.

AJ, who endured mounted racist slurs as a toddler rising up in Blackburn, was hit by a barrage of on-line hate following her debut.

The abuse, which centered on her Northern accent, was so intense that Channel 4 employees suggested her to get elocution programs to assist “soften” her voice.

AJ recalled: “It was good nonetheless with that publicity comes fairly a couple of strain and fairly a couple of criticism.

“I have in mind folks tweeting, ‘Who is that black girl with that dodgy accent’ and, ‘Why does she sound like that?’ That made me really actually really feel so insecure (on account of) folks had been commenting on factors I had no exact administration over.

“And it didn’t assist that anybody internally stated, ‘AJ, we think you should get some help with your voice. Maybe you can speak clearer and we could soften your accent’.

“All of my insecurities had been being strengthened by the workforce that had been meant to be supporting me. Then, when my contract wasn’t renewed, that was extremely efficient.

“TV is a type of industries the place you don’t actually get advised why one issue hasn’t labored out.

“So you is prone to be left questioning, ‘Was it my accent? Was it the way I looked?’ I didn’t work in TV for years after. It was so traumatic.

All of my insecurities had been being strengthened by the workforce that had been meant to be supporting me.

AJ Odudu

“It felt like it wasn’t my accent that was the problem, it was my accent and my appearance combined. Kind of like, ‘We can deal with a Northern accent but not a Northern accent on a black woman’.”

Speaking on the Nobody Told Me podcast, AJ went on: “Looking back, I’m so proud I’ve managed to come this far by staying true to myself and not changing. Keeping my accent, keeping my opinions, keeping my voice.”

AJ will seem on this 12 months’s mannequin of Strictly alongside newly launched stars John Whaite, Robert Webb and Rhys Stephenson.

AJ will make her debut on the show on Saturday night
AJ will make her debut on the show on Saturday night time time timeCredit: Instagram/@ajodudu
AJ will join a whole host of new celebrity faces on Strictly Come Dancing 2021
AJ could be part of a whole host of latest well-known individual faces on Strictly Come Dancing 2021Credit: PA

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