|Intro||British television presenter|
|Is||Television presenter Internet personality Blogger|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Internet|
|Birth||12 February 1988, Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, United Kingdom|
Onatejiro "AJ" Odudu (born 12 February 1988) 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.
Early life and education
Odudu was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. Her parents are Nigerian and she is one of eight children. Odudu attended St Bede's RC High School and St Mary's College. She later graduated with a degree in English and politics from Keele University.
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 and on The 5:19 Show, an online show on the BBC website, having previously served as the latter's 'raving reporter'. 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.
In August 2013, Odudu launched her own blog on Hello magazine's UK website.
She regularly presented the online Facebook quiz game "Confetti" in March-April 2019.