Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Odudu has suffered ligament damage ahead of Saturday's final after injuring her foot in rehearsal.


The TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing finalist underwent an emergency scan after suffering pain in her foot and is currently on crutches.

Odudu, who is paired with professional dancer Kai Widdrington, had to miss training yesterday but is still hoping to take part in this weekend's show.

She told BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat: "Entering the final week, I literally am on crutches at the worst possible time, but I'm trying to power through.

"Listen, even if Kai has to just carry me around that dancefloor, and I'll do some armography, we'll make it work."

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Odudu made it through to the final after scoring 40 and 39 for a quickstep to Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing and a rumba to Maria McKee's Show Me Heaven respectively.

She will be going up against Bake Off winner John Whaite, who'll be dancing with Johannes Radebe, and EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis, who is dancing with Giovanni Pernice.

Last week's semi-final saw the remaining contestants achieve some of the highest scores of the competition, with both Odudu and Ayling-Ellis receiving full marks from the judges.

However, unfortunately the show had to say goodbye to another couple ahead of this weekend's exciting finale, with CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu leaving the competition after a tight dance-off against Whaite, who was chosen by all four judges to stay.

Strictly Come Dancing concludes on BBC One on Saturday 18th December. Want something else to watch? Check out our full TV Guide or visit our Entertainment hub for the latest news.


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