Strictly Come Dancing star will be the UK's unlikely spokesperson for this year's Eurovision Song Contest04/29/2022
SIGNING up for Strictly is the best career decision AJ Odudu has ever made.
She has landed another top gig following her appearance on last year’s series, being named as the UK’s spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest.
AJ will announce our scores live from Salford, Manchester, for next month’s showpiece, which will take her truly global.
It will be the first time the BBC has used a location outside London.
The Lancashire-born star said: “I’ve watched the contest ever since I was a kid, when I fell in love with the pure joy of it.
“And the fact it’s coming up north is amazing.
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“It’s like the Eurovision stars have aligned for me.”
Since making the 2021 Strictly final, which she was forced to withdraw from through injury, AJ has bagged hosting jobs on Channel 4’s The Bridge, E4 shows The Big Blow Out and Married At First Sight UK, plus BBC series Picture Slam.
Her post-Strictly paydays will more than make up for that torn ankle ligament.
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