AJ Odudu has sustained an injury and is on crutches before the Strictly final
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Strictly star AJ Odudu ‘sustains injury which leaves her on CRUTCHES’ ahead of final

Let's hope she's ok for the final

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu has “sustained an injury” that has left her on crutches.

Sources say that the reported injury has come at the worst possible time – the grand final is this weekend.

AJ Odudu has sustained an injury and is on crutches before the Strictly final
AJ is hopeful of being ok for the final (Credit: BBC)

What happened to AJ Odudu on Strictly?

A source told The Mirror that the presenter, 33, was in “severe pain” and is on crutches in a bid to rest the injury.

“This is the worst possible timing but AJ is a real trooper and will keep going no matter what.

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“The pain in her foot was terrible.”

She allegedly missed training on Monday (December 13) and had an “emergency scan”.

However, the source said they were “hopeful” that she would be ok for this weekend’s final.

AJ Odudu has sustained an injury and is on crutches before the Strictly final
AJ and Kai wowed with their quickstep (Credit: BBC)

Top marks on Strictly last week

AJ will compete in the final against Rose Ayling-Ellis and former Bake Off winner, John Whaite.

And she’s perfectly placed to make a serious challenge after her semi-final performance.

Her quickstep with partner Kai Widdrington got the judges drooling, and she scored a perfect 40.

Anton Du Beke gushed afterwards: “If ever there was a dance I wanted to be in, it’s that.”

AJ Odudu has sustained an injury and is on crutches before the Strictly final
AJ and Kai have a great chance of winning (Credit: BBC)

Could AJ and Kai win?

And it’s not just the judges who think she’s got a chance to win.

Body language expert Darren Stanton told Betfair that he thinks the couple have a major advantage.

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AJ has the potential to be the eventual winner: “The strength of [AJ and Kai’s] bond has reached new heights, with their near exit bringing them even closer together.

“The pair have built a very deep state of rapport between them.”

The final of Strictly is on Saturday (December 18) at 7pm on BBC One

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