AJ Odudu 'really upset' after suffering injury days before Strictly Come Dancing final

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AJ Odudu is "really upset" that she's sustained an injury ahead of the Strictly Come Dancing final this weekend.

The TV presenter confirmed on Wednesday that she has sustained a traumatic impact injury to her right ankle and is unable to put any weight on her right foot without "agonising discomfort".

She explained in an Instagram post that she didn't know when she got the injury, but the pain came on suddenly on Monday night.

AJ grew emotional as she spoke about her injury and being unable to rehearse with her professional dancer Kai Widdrington on Strictly's spin-off show It Takes Two on Wednesday.

"We felt really positive after training on Monday. I felt fine. But the pain came on so suddenly and acutely that I actually projectile vomited," she revealed. "I'm unable to stand on my right foot and I can't stand without crutches.

"I'm really upset - I'm sorry. I'm upset because we were so excited on Monday. We've got three amazing dances that we really want to perform."

The 33-year-old said that although she's upset about the injury, she is "genuinely remaining hopeful" that she'll be able to perform on Saturday, when she'll compete against Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice and John Whaite and Johannes Radebe.

According to The Sun, Strictly bosses have got a contingency plan in place in case AJ has to drop out of the final.

The news comes shortly after Tilly Ramsay announced that she has tested positive for Covid-19 so would be unable to join the traditional group dance, which usually features all of the season's contestants, during the final.

Robert Webb and Nina Wadia will also not appear during the routine and professional dancer Karen Hauer is injured.

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