SOUTHAMPTON'S Kai Widdrington and his celebrity partner AJ Odudu have pulled out of the Strictly Come Dancing final on Saturday following a foot injry.

AJ was injured earlier in the week and was still determined to dance, but after consulting medical professionals regarding her foot injury, it was deemed appropiate for her to withdraw from the competition. 

Odudu said in a statement: “I’m deeply upset that I am unable to perform in the final due to a torn ligament in my right ankle.

“Learning to dance over the last 13 weeks has been an incredible honour and to do it alongside someone as special, patient and devoted as Kai is something I’ll treasure forever.


“Thank you to the Strictly family for the experience, the medical team for trying to get me back on my feet and mostly, to everyone at home for watching and supporting.

“You’ve made this experience one to remember. Strictly Come Dancing has been a lifelong dream and I’m glad it came true.

“Good luck to my partners in dance, John & Johannes and Rose and Giovanni. I will be cheering you on (on one leg!).”