AJ Odudu

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AJ Odudu
Born Onatejiro Odudu
(1988-02-12) 12 February 1988 (age 29)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Keele University
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 2009–present
Employer Channel 5

Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2013)

Trending Live
Website http://www.ajodudu.com/

Onatejiro "AJ" Odudu (born 12 February 1988)[citation needed] is a British television presenter, best known for co-presenting on the Channel 5 reality show spin-off Big Brother's Bit on the Side, alongside Emma Willis and Rylan Clark, in 2013. In 2016 Odudu started hosting an internet dating show for ASOS.com titled #DIGIDATING [1].

Career history[edit]

Odudu began her career as a reporter for BBC Blast based at Radio Lancashire. Her first presenting roles began in 2009 on the BBC Two series The Almost Perfect Guide to Life[1] and on The 5:19 Show, an online show on the BBC website,[2] having previously served as the latter's 'raving reporter'.[3] In 2010, she was a guest on 100 Greatest Toys, a one-off special broadcast on Channel 4. She starred as herself in Comedy Lab in 2011 and co-presented Sky Arts' coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival 2012.

In June 2013, Odudu began presenting Big Brother's Bit on the Side with Rylan Clark and Emma Willis, and then Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Psych from August 2013. Her departure from the show was confirmed in November 2013, being replaced by Celebrity Big Brother 12 contestant and former Loose Women panellist, Carol McGiffin.[4]

In August 2013, Odudu launched her own blog on Hello magazine's UK website.[5]

On February 2014 she was mentioned on the Evening Standard, in a story by Nimrod Kamer titled On your marks, get dressed: Nimrod Kamer hits London Fashion Week.[2] Later that month she appeared on the ITV2 panel show Fake Reaction.

Odudu is now known for presenting 4Music programme "Trending Live"

Personal life[edit]

Odudu was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. Her parents are Nigerian and she is one of eight children.[1] Odudu attended St Bede's RC High School, St Mary's College, and Keele University,[1] from which she graduated with an English and politics degree.[citation needed]


Year Title Note
2009 The Almost Perfect Guide to Life Co-presenter
The 5:19 Show Co-presenter
2010 Teensville: Teen Witches Presenter
100 Greatest Toys Guest
2011 Dirty Digest Panellist
Comedy Lab Herself
2012 Isle of Wight Festival 2012 Co-presenter
2013 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Co-presenter
Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side Co-presenter
2014 Fake Reaction Panelist
2015–16 The Hot Desk Presenter


  1. ^ a b c "Blackburn's Big Brother presenter AJ Odudu is our bit on the side". This Is Lancashire. 
  2. ^ "BBC Switch - The 5:19 Show". BBC. 
  3. ^ "Blackburn student lands BBC presenting job". Lancashire Telegraph. 
  4. ^ Hewett, Emily (27 November 2013). "Carol McGiffin lands Celebrity Big Brother job, AJ Odudu gets the chop". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 

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