As if Great British Bake Off wasn’t sweet enough, we are now being treated to a weekly Extra Slice of the Channel 4 series.
Comedian Jo Brand hosts the Friday evening spin-off show to discuss the events – and possible disasters – that unfolded in the Tuesday episode of Great British Bake Off. She looks back at the contestants’ baked efforts and shows viewers’ unseen clips from the main show.
This year, comedian and presenter Tom Allen will be a regular panellist on the Extra Slice series, and for the first episode will be joined by Extra Slice favourite Richard Osman and presenter AJ Odudu. So who is the new presenter being welcomed to the show? Meet AJ Odudu – Instagram and background!
Meet AJ Odudu
Onatejiro ‘AJ’ Odudu is a 32-year-old British television presenter from Lancashire.
She is best known for co-presenting on Channel 5 reality show spin-off Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, alongside Emma Willis and Rylan Clark, in 2013, and Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Psych shortly after.
AJ is also the backstage presenter on The Voice and The Voice Kids UK.
In August 2013, Odudu launched a blog on Hello magazine’s website. Her current main presenting role – aside from GBBO: Extra Slice – involves hosting 4Music’s Trending Live! with Jimmy Hill and Vick Hope.
AJ is also a personal trainer and wellbeing ambassador.
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Where else have we seen AJ Odudu?
AJ appeared on Stand Up 2 Cancer Celebrity: SAS Who Dares Wins last year. The presenter made it to the final of the show alongside Olympian Victoria Pendleton, TV presenter Jeff Brazier and ex-footballer Wayne Bridge, who was crowned the winner.
She also went on First Dates Hotel in 2019 where she was seen dating Duke, a 31-year-old mortgage broker from Essex. However it is believed that AJ is single.
AJ has also appeared on Celebs Go Dating, Come Dine with Me, The Hot Desk and Manhunting with Mum. The presenter has also taken part in campaigns with L’Oreal, Adidas and Superdrug.
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AJ Odudu: Family and Instagram
AJ is one of eight children to her Nigerian parents. After graduating from Keele University with an English and Politics degree, she became BBC Blast reporter at Radio Lancashire.
She has over 73,000 followers on her Instagram, where AJ has recently announced she will be the co-host of upcoming celebrity series Don’t Rock The Boat alongside Andrew Flintoff.
We can’t wait to watch AJ Odudu in the upcoming GBBO: An Extra Slice episode!
WATCH THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: AN EXTRA SLICE AT 8PM ON FRIDAYS ON CHANNEL 4