Who is the famous father of Strictly Come Dancing pro Kai Widdrington?

Strictly Come Dancing pro Kai Widdrington made a good impression on his first year on the show.

Working with AJ Odudu, he danced a storm and won votes from the UK public and jury alike.

Last weekend, however, Strictly viewers spotted a familiar face in the audience and it was none other than Kai’s father.

So who is Mr Widdington Snr and how is he famous?

Everything we know here!


Strictly professional Kai was supported by his father from the audience last weekend (Image: BBC)

Who is strictly pro Kai Widdrington’s father?

Kai isn’t the only famous face in the Widdrington family, his father also made a name for himself in public.

Last weekend, sports fans saw Tommy Widdrington in the audience watching his son dance the Charleston.

And the penny fell.

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Tommy used to play professional football and had 372 games in the English Football League in his 15-year career.

He started in Southampton before moving to Grisby Town and Port Vale, among others.

Nowadays he has retired from the beautiful game but is still involved in it.

Tommy is currently a Director at Bristol Rovers, having joined the team as Caretaker in 2020.

Kai almost followed his father into football but decided to train as a dancer instead at the age of 12 after being offered a contract to train with the Premier League.

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Tommy Widdrington was a professional footballer for 15 years (Source: YouTube)

AJ meets the parents

Strict candidate AJ recently revealed that she met Kai’s parents.

And she raved about her partner’s family.

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AJ told the Daily Star, “I met Kai’s mom and spoke to her on FaceTime, then met his brother and sister. I’m so excited.

“To be honest, Kai has such a nice family. I’ve got to know them all now. Meet the parents! “

What did Kai and AJ dance at Strictly this weekend?

After impressing the jury with their Charleston last week, AJ and Kai spoke again last night (November 13th).

They danced a dramatic Paso Doble to Ruelle’s Game of Survival.

Are they going to do just that? Turn on the results show to find out!

Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight (Sunday November 14th) at 7:20 p.m. on BBC One.

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