After hearing the sad news, Strictly’s AJ Odudu reacts as Kai Widdrington replaces her with a new partner.
AJ ODUDU recently suffered a foot injury, which jeopardized her chances of winning the Strictly Come Dancing final with Kai Widdrington, and she has now spoken out for the first time about being replaced for the BBC show’s tour.
Kai Widdrington’s new partner will be Maisie Smith, who previously worked with AJ Odudu on Strictly Come Dancing.
Despite the fact that she will be unable to join her dance partner on the Strictly tour, she recently posted on Twitter that she has no hard feelings.
It turns out I can’t go from a medical moonboot to 37 shows in 3 inch heels in the same day.
Who would have guessed?
AJ Odudu is a Nigerian musician.
In light of her 54,300 followers, she wrote, “I’m so happy @Kaiwidd doesn’t have to miss the Strictly tour because of me.”
“Who better to pass the Kai-shaped baton onto than the amazing @maisie_smith_?” she continued.
“It’s a slam dunk, guys!”
AJ has done an excellent job of masking her disappointment following her graceful exit from last year’s Strictly final, despite the fact that she had been tipped as a favorite to win the Glitterball trophy.
Rose Ayling-Ellis of EastEnders and her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice, the show’s first deaf contestant, won instead.
AJ had announced that she had no choice but to withdraw from the tour just hours before this evening’s tweet announcing Maisie as Kai’s new partner.
She wrote, “Following medical advice, I’ve sadly had to withdraw from the @strictlycomedancinglive due to injury.”
“I had hoped for one last dance with @kaiwidd, and we were so excited to show you our (unseen) show dance, but it turns out I can’t go from wearing a medical moonboot to performing in 37 shows in 3 inch heels,” she says.
“Who knew?” she joked, perhaps anticipating the sad news.
“The good news is that Kai and the rest of my Strictly gang will light up the stage.”
“I can’t wait to go cheer them all on,” she added.
After witnessing the atmosphere and chemistry between AJ and Kai on the dance floor, which many Strictly tour-goers were excited to witness, not everyone was willing to accept Maisie as her replacement.
“Aj,” replied TeamKaiandAJ.
“News from the Brinkwire.”
It turns out I can’t go straight from wearing a medical moonboot to performing in 37 shows in 3 inch heels. Who knew?