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Serious: ‘It’s still possible’ for AJ Odudu to appear in the final despite injury, says Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood said it was “still possible” for AJ Odudu perform on Saturday night (November 18) Seriously come to dance Final.

The TV presenter was one of three finalists competing for the Glitterball trophy, but suffered a heavy blow on Monday (December 13) after suffered a “traumatized” leg injury during practice.

In an interview on It takes two on Wednesday (December 15), the tearful Odudu confirmed that she was “unable to stand.” [her] right foot” and now need crutches to walk. As a result, she won’t be able to practice for the finals

However, appearing on Good morning England on Thursday (December 16), judge Horwood provided fans with an update, saying that Odudu is now receiving treatment and she hopes she will be able to perform in the final.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed,” Horwood said. “She got treatment yesterday, thank goodness she thinks she’ll be able to get through it.”

He continued: “Like any athlete, you are the soldier. She worked for months to get to this point. I think she just went through it and injured her ligaments… It could happen, we’ll see. She’s so good. ”

Speaking of his injury, Odudu said the pain came “suddenly and so intensely that I literally vomited”.

Odudu and partner Kai Widdrington will perform three times on Saturday, with two fast-paced numbers they’ve done before (their jive and charleston) and performance.

If Odudu can’t perform, she will finish in third place, leave EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and former Great British Grill John Whaite winner to compete to be called series champion.

Seriously come to dance ends on Saturday 18 December at 7pm on BBC One.

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Emma Bowman

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