AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly: AJ Odudu ‘looked on brink of tears’ last weekend, claims expert

AJ and Kai performed a Couple's Choice dance

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu looked “on the brink of tears” following her performance last weekend, a body language expert has claimed.

TV presenter AJ and her professional partner Kai Widdrington danced a Couple’s Choice to Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe.

However, according to Judi James, AJ and Kai’s off-floor body language has been hinting at a bit of a “cooling-off”.

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington on Strictly Come Dancing
Judi James said AJ looked ‘on the brink of tears’ (Credit: BBC)

AJ Odudu on Strictly

Ms James told Buzz Bingo: “When they stand on the balcony Kai still uses the ‘gentleman’s hand’ gesture, placing one hand on AJ’s waist but in a very polite and slightly raised position.

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“And AJ seems to be on the brink of tears a lot.”

Following their performance, Kai sparked reaction from viewers on Twitter after patting AJ’s bottom as they hugged.

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington on Strictly Come Dancing
AJ and Kai performed a Couple’s Choice on Saturday night (Credit: BBC)

Ms James said of the intimate move: “Kai’s bum-pat to AJ looked like a first on the show.

“Bum-patting is naughty and implicitly sexual and, as a ‘power-pat’,  risks being seen as patronising and superior, so would Kai have risked it had they not had some kind of established relationship?

“It did seem to break the dancer/celebrity code otherwise.”

AJ and Kai have sparked romance rumours throughout this year’s series.

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington on Strictly Come Dancing
Kai appeared to give AJ a pat on the bum (Credit: BBC)

However, they haven’t confirmed whether anything is actually going on.

Ms James concluded: “AJ and Kai have also been teasing out a relationship but their timeline has been more consistent and, as both are single, any flirting has come with a Strictly stamp of approval.”

Meanwhile, it comes after Kai sent fans of Strictly into a frenzy with his ‘bum-pat’.

One person said on Twitter: “It’s the bum slap at the end of AJ and Kai’s dance for me.”

Another added: “Yeah we all saw that cheeky little pat on her bum Kai!”

However, some people took issue with the move.

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One wrote: “@bbcstrictly please can someone tell Kai to never never smack any woman on the bum even if she’s done the most fantastic dance.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One, Saturday, December 4, at 6:40pm.

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