Strictly romance! AJ Odudu is dating Kai Widdrington – but the curse is not to blame because both were single 

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Their on-screen chemistry fueled romance speculation – and on Sunday The Mail can now confirm that Strictly contestant AJ Odudu is dating her professional dance partner, Kai Widdington.

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Insiders said the pair — who performed last night on the Stevie Nicks track Age of Seventeen from Argentine Tango — are an item.

However, they were not affected by the infamous Curse of Strictly as both are unmarried.

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Argentine Tango to the Stevie Nicks performance of the track Age of Seventeen last night, The Mail on Sunday TV presenter may reveal and Strictly contestant is dating her professional dance Kai Widdington

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TV presenter Miss Odudu, 33, and her partner of 26 years made no effort to keep secret the fact that they fell in love during intense, grueling training sessions, a source on the BBC One show said. .

Mr Widdington, who debuted Strictly this year, is said to have been ‘floored’ by his partner, best known for co-hosting Bit on the Side of the Channel 5 spin-off Big Brother. Huh.

In an audio clip on Strictly’s Instagram account recorded after a performance, Mr Widdington, who once turned down a football career with Southampton, was heard whispering: ‘I love you, I love you so much. ‘

The source added: ‘Kai thinks AJ is sexy.

‘They have this lovely romance going on, things have definitely changed over the past week or so and they are inseparable, not only as dance partners but far from it as well.

A source on the BBC One show said TV presenter Miss Odudu, 33, and her partner, 26, made no effort to hide the fact that they had fallen in love.

A source on the BBC One show said TV presenter Miss Odudu, 33, and her partner, 26, made no effort to hide the fact that they had fallen in love.

‘It’s good to see a strictly romance where there is no curse, just two people who have fallen over the heels for each other.

‘People on the show have been watching it closely for weeks and have thought it was always on the cards. It’s cute.’

Miss Odudu admitted last week that she has ‘chemistry’, adding: ‘There’s a lot of passion … there’s a lot of romance, it’s thrilling.’

A strict spokesperson declined to comment on their relationship.

Strictly's official Instagram page posted the sweet moment after the pair's performance

A source from the show said: 'There is this lovely romance going on between them, they are inseparable, not only as dance partners but also far from it.'

After last week’s performance, Mr Widdington was heard telling AJ: ‘Oh, I love you! I love you so much!’

The Argentine tango performed last night is considered one of the most romantic dances ever.

Later, Miss Odudu and Mr Widdington – who were tipped as potential finalists – almost kissed in front of a live audience and millions of viewers of the show.

Host Tess Daly described the routine as “intense”, and Chief Justice Shirley Ballas gave her a perfect ten after a standing ovation. ‘That was world championship level,’ she said.

The pair featured in the previous week of the competition nearly kissed in front of the live audience and millions of spectators of the show, after performing a romantic dance, the Argentine tango.

The pair featured in the previous week of the competition nearly kissed in front of the live audience and millions of spectators of the show, after performing a romantic dance, the Argentine tango.

Anton du Beke awarded them nine, while Craig Ravel-Horwood and Motsi Mabus each gave eight, bringing their total to 35.

But Tilly Ramsay, 19 – who was called ‘a chubby little thing’ last week by LBC radio presenter Steve Allen – received 36 for his foxtrot for One Direction’s hit Little Things with his partner Nikita Kuzman.

He got four nines, with Ravel-Horwood describing it as ‘absolutely gorgeous’.

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