Who is AJ Odudu? Does she know Emma Willis?

AJ Odudu is the newest star in the ITV series Cooking With The Stars.

She has slowly made a name for herself as a presenter since she became famous on the BBC.

But what else is there to know about them?


AJ Odudu stars in Cooking with the Stars’ new series (Image: Splashnews)

Who is Cooking With the Stars presenter AJ Odudu?

AJ was born in Blackburn on February 12, 1988.

Her parents are both Nigerians and she has seven siblings.

She graduated from Keele University and soon after became a reporter for the BBC.

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AJ first rose to fame when she featured The Almost Perfect Guide To Life on the BBC Two series.

A few years later, she joined Emma Willis’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side side.

Since then, she has appeared on numerous shows including Bake Off: An Extra Slice, The Chase: Celebrity Special, and Don’t Rock the Boat.

The single star was seen in the fourth season of the Celebrity First Dates Hotel. And she also starred in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2019.

Her recent TV appearances have included appearances on an episode of Would I Lie To You and, of course, a lead role in ITV’s Cooking with the Stars.

AJ doesn’t just stick to TV presentations, however.

She has regular DJ gigs in London and Ibiza and is also a health and fitness expert.

AJ on Cooking with the Stars
AJ on Cooking with the Stars (Image: ITV)

What did AJ Odudu say about Bruce Willis?

As a presenter, AJ has interviewed a number of well-known stars.

Recently, however, she revealed that unfortunately one of them did not run as she had imagined.

When asked which celebrity left her disappointed, AJ said during a performance at the Celebrity Karaoke Club, “I’ll tell you all, Bruce Willis – absolutely horrific.

“I interviewed him in a press junket. They’ll give you three minutes and they’ll examine all of your questions – he knows what’s coming.

“He basically sat there and went ‘next … next’ and let his publicist tell him how much he hated me.”

AJ said she was then prohibited from leaving the building until the tape was destroyed.

To make matters worse, AJ was then “banned from film junkets for three months”.

Cooking with the Stars continues tonight at 9 p.m. on ITV.

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