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All you need to know about AJ Odudu's love life

The Celebrity Big Brother presenter has been coy about her love life

Close up of AJ Odudu at the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2023
Gemma Strong
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AJ Odudu is back to present Celebrity Big Brother! A regular fixture on our screens, the 36-year-old has gone from strength to strength in her career, hosting Married at First Sight: Afters, Eurovision and the flagship series Big Brother in recent years. 

Adding to her ever-expanding portfolio, in 2021 AJ also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, where she came in third and sparked romance rumours with her dance partner, Kai Widdrington

AJ Odudu & Will Best © Ray Burmiston/ITV
AJ Odudu and Will Best will host the new series of Celebrity Big Brother

An extremely private person, AJ rarely speaks about her life outside of work. But, is the talented TV star single? And what has she said in the past? HELLO! takes a closer look…

AJ Odudu at the 2023 TV BAFTAs
AJ appears to be single

AJ is currently believed to be single. The star prefers to keep her love life private although she has opened up about her dating history. 

During an episode of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, AJ revealed that dating hasn't always been easy. "I’ve been cheated on by three ex-boyfriends," she said. "One of them was sleeping with my best friends." The presenter has never named any of her former boyfriends. 

During her time on series 19 of Strictly, fans were once convinced that AJ and her dance partner, Kai Widdrington, were dating. 

While appearing on BBC Radio 2, DJ Zoe Ball asked if she and Kai had become more than friends after their passionate routine for movie week, which was based on the hit film, The Bodyguard. "Some of the newspapers are trying to allude – and I think everyone is hoping and praying – that maybe, romance…?" Zoe remarked to the star. 

WATCH: Strictly's AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington spark romance rumours with hidden mic clip

As Zoe then noted that AJ was giggling, the Celebrity Big Brother star insisted: "I'm just giggling! Guys, I was in character at that moment on the dance floor this week."

She continued: "I was playing Rachel, he was playing Frank [from The Bodyguard]. They were in love!" Zoe then joked: "Bit of roleplay there, that's how it all begins," prompting further laughter from AJ. 

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AJ denied rumours that she was dating her Strictly partner Kai

After shutting down romance reports, AJ went on to speak about how difficult the media attention had been for herself and Kai. Chatting to Mail Online in 2022, she admitted: "It is hard when you're receiving a lot of attention and are constantly asked the same questions but honestly Kai and myself were so focused and we just wanted it to be the best experience it could be."

She added: "It was a dream show for Kai, it was a dream show for me, and I will always be Kai's first ever dance partner on Strictly and I had the most incredible experience with him and formulated a strong bond with him and the rest of the people on the show last year. The cast formulated such genuine bonds outside of the show."

As of January 2022, Kai is dating fellow Strictly pro, Nadiya Bychkova. 

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