AJ Odudu broke down in tears tonight as she opened up about her foot injury which was so painful it made her ‘projectile vomit’ ahead of Saturday’s Strictly Come Dancing final.
The TV presenter appeared on crutches during an interview on Strictly: It Takes Two with her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington.
She revealed her injury is due to ligament damage but could not pinpoint at what point it happened during training.
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The couple, who have been the focus of love rumours, plan to do three “amazing” dances for the final on Saturday (December 18) and are still hoping she will make it to the dance floor.
Speaking to host Janette Manrara, Odudu said: “I’m upset because I have suffered an injury I don’t know when it happened, I’ve got issues with my joint, I have suffered some traumatic injury to my ligaments, there’s a lot of inflammation, and I can’t pinpoint when it happened during training.
“In fact we felt really positive after training on Monday but the pain came on so suddenly and acutely that I actually projectile vomited, I’m unable to stand on my right foot, and I can’t stand up without crutches, and I’m feeling upset I’m sorry.”
At this point holding back tears, she added: “I’m upset because we were so excited on Monday, we have got three amazing dances but we really really want to perform.
“I know I’m getting upset but I am genuinely remaining hopeful.
“I’m surrounded by a really great medical team who are getting me back on my feet and of course I’ve got Kai who is really holding me together.”
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Odudu is due to compete with EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite for the glitterball trophy.
Twitter users shared their concern with one saying: “I am really sorry that you are injured, AJ. Sending love and healing wishes.”
Another added “My heart is breaking seeing AJ Odudu cry. Sending you all the love, prayers and positivity to get you back on your feet safely and swiftly in time for Saturday”.
You can watch the final on BBC1 from 7pm
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