Strictly speaking, AJ Odudu feels ‘pressure’ from live shows despite chemistry with partner Kai Widdrington
“You’re out of your comfort zone!” Strictly’s AJ Odudu discusses the pressure of live shows – after dance partner Kai Widdrington told her ‘I love you so much’ after the last performance
She earned the highest score for a week-one performance on Strictly Come Dancing along with her dance partner Kai Widdrington.
But AJ Odudu recently revealed that she still feels “the pressure” of live shows despite her incredible dance routines on the show so far.
Her concerns may come as a shock to doting Strictly fans, who would have felt the palpable chemistry between her and professional dancer Kai, who heard her say, “I love you so much” after their last performance.
Concerns: AJ Odudu recently revealed she still feels ‘the pressure’ from live shows, despite her incredible dance routines on Strictly Come Dancing so far
The 33-year-old TV host says: “Especially at the beginning of the week when you get a new dance, you are completely thrown out of your comfort zone.”
“It’s one of those things where you feel like you’re confident and then you get into the process and all the self-doubt seeps in,” the star told The Sun.
She continued, “You just don’t think you’re capable. You just don’t know it’s possible. I definitely feel nervous and then I feel the pressure and start shaking.’
Shock: Her concerns may come as a shock to Strictly fans, who would have felt the chemistry between her and professional dancer Kai, who told her last week: ‘I love you so much’
Her candid confession comes when Kai heard the celebrity tell that he “loves her so much” amid romantic rumours.
The partners reportedly grew closer during their grueling training hours and “really click”.
Each week, the show releases the “secret microphone” audio that reveals what the contestants are saying to each other on the dance floor.
Confidence: The TV host said: ‘Especially at the beginning of the week when you get a new dance, you get completely thrown out of your comfort zone’
Because of Dave Arch and his orchestra, viewers can’t hear it in real time.
In a clip shared on BBC’s Strictly Instagram, Kai can be heard praising AJ for her efforts after their The Bodyguard-inspired American Smooth last Saturday.
You could hear him say, ‘Aww, I love you! I love you so much!’
Adorable: In a clip shared to BBC’s Strictly Instagram, Kai could be heard praising AJ for her efforts after their The Bodyguard-inspired American Smooth last Saturday
It comes after a source told The Sun that “the sparks are flying between the couple” and that “romance is 100 percent on the map.”
Kai is single after splitting from his dancer girlfriend of five years Giulia Dotta, 29, earlier this summer.
Meanwhile, AJ recently said she has tried dating apps unsuccessfully after struggling to find a partner, adding, “I just don’t meet anyone other than TV shows I’ve done.”
A source said: “Everyone backstage is talking about the sparks flying between AJ and Kai. It is very passionate and intense when they are together.
“They’re both single and really got along and everyone on the show says it’s only a matter of time.
“They’re always laughing and flirting — romance is 100 percent on the cards. Kai is totally AJ’s type. He has a lot of chatter and he’s blown away by her too.’
Representatives of AJ and Kai have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Could it be love? It comes after a source told The Sun that ‘sparks fly between the couple’ and that ‘romance is 100 percent on the map’