SERIOUS star AJ Odudu broke down during tonight’s final as she hinted at being forced to withdraw from the competition.
Weeping almost immediately, the presenter said: “I still don’t know how to describe what it feels like to have a broken heart, but that’s what it feels like.
“We had the best time on this show and I put on a brave face. We loved the show tonight.
“Rose and John, Johannes and Giovanni are incredible but we want to be on the dance floor with them.”
Her voice cracked, and AJ continued: “So we’ve been holding back tears all night, but I’m just so happy. I’m really happy and grateful to be here, having done all the dancing. That incredible tune, learned so much, met all these beauties, had the best outfits ever and hairstyles!
“It was just the most incredible experience and I really wouldn’t be here without Kai.
“Learning to dance is really the greatest joy and every week we say ‘dance like it’s your last’.
“And I’m glad we did it from the first week because we didn’t know that our last dance was our last dance. But I’m glad for our last dances. me, plural, I am glad they are excellent and that everyone loves them.”
AJ and Kai revealed that they won’t be competing in the final just days before tonight’s show, after she injured her ankle.
Sharing about the news, AJ said: “I am extremely sad when I unable to perform in the finals right ankle ligament tear.
“Learning to dance for the past 13 weeks has been an incredible honor and to have done it with such an exceptional, patient and dedicated person like me. Kai [Widdrington] is something I will cherish forever.
“Thanks to Nghiem’s family for the experience, the medical team tried to get me back on my feet and most of the people at home watched and supported me. You made this experience memorable. “
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17082585/strictly-aj-odudu-breaks-down-injury/ Serious’s AJ Odudu is broken by her ‘broken heart’ after being forced out of the final due to injury