AJ Odudu looks sensational in a figure-hugging scarlet dress

AJ Odudu looks sensational in a figure-hugging scarlet dress as she attends Raise The Roof charity gala

She works hard to maintain her incredible figure. 

And AJ Odudu showed off the fruits of her labour as she slipped into a figure-hugging gown for the Raise the Roof gala in London on Wednesday. 

The presenter, 34, exuded glamour as she posed inside the Royal Albert Hall before taking to the stage at the fundraiser, which was organised by Jools Holland in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Glam: She works hard to maintain her figure. And AJ Odudu showed off the fruits of her labour as she slipped into a figure-hugging gown for the Raise the Roof gala in London on Wednesday

Glam: She works hard to maintain her figure. And AJ Odudu showed off the fruits of her labour as she slipped into a figure-hugging gown for the Raise the Roof gala in London on Wednesday

AJ put her incredibly toned arms on display in the striking gown, which featured a low-cut neckline and cinched in at her slender waist. 

The Strictly star kept her accessories simple with just a delicate gold necklace and chunky ring. 

AJ was in good company at the event, which was also attended by the likes of Mel C and Emeli Sande. 

Stunning: The presenter, 34, exuded glamour as she posed inside the Royal Albert Hall which was organised by Jools Holland in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Stunning: The presenter, 34, exuded glamour as she posed inside the Royal Albert Hall which was organised by Jools Holland in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Gorgeous: AJ put her incredibly toned arms on display in the striking gown, which featured a low-cut neckline and cinched in at her slender waist

Gorgeous: AJ put her incredibly toned arms on display in the striking gown, which featured a low-cut neckline and cinched in at her slender waist

Finishing touches: The Strictly star kept her accessories simple with just a delicate gold necklace and chunky ring

Finishing touches: The Strictly star kept her accessories simple with just a delicate gold necklace and chunky ring

AJ’s outing came after she reflected on her heartache last year when she was forced to pull out Strictly Come Dancing.  

She was left in agony after an injury robbed her of the chance to compete in last year’s final. 

Yet AJ told how her heart suffered more than her foot when she was forced to pull out of the final just days before.

Good company: (From back L- R) Chris Difford, guest, Melanie C, Harry Hill, Paul Jones, Vic Reeves, Olly Alexander, Jools Holland, Gina Yashere, Van Morrison, Stephen K. Amos, Nitin Sawhney, Emeli Samde, guest, Shappi Khorsandi, AJ and Ruby Turner

Good company: (From back L- R) Chris Difford, guest, Melanie C, Harry Hill, Paul Jones, Vic Reeves, Olly Alexander, Jools Holland, Gina Yashere, Van Morrison, Stephen K. Amos, Nitin Sawhney, Emeli Samde, guest, Shappi Khorsandi, AJ and Ruby Turner

The star and her professional partner Kai Widdrington, 26, were unable to compete against EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite after she ripped a ligament during training the day before the final.

AJ, from Blackburn, who helped to present the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, had scored a perfect 40 with a quickstep in the semi-final.

‘It’s not that I thought I would win – because I didn’t – but I was just gutted because I knew we would have put on a great show,’ she told the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine. 

She described how a ligament in the arch of her foot was left ‘hanging by a thread’.

‘I literally fell to my knees,’ she said. ‘The pain level was through the roof.’ 

AJ also revealed she gained a famous admirer with her Strictly exploits – Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston. 

She said he approached her at the Bafta awards and said, ‘I’m such a big fan’.’ She added: ‘Strictly does that. It takes you to the next level.’

Deaf star Rose, 27, went on to win the glittering final.

Tragic: AJ's outing came after she reflected on her heartache last year when she was forced to pull out Strictly Come Dancing (pictured with pro partner Kai Widdrington)

Tragic: AJ’s outing came after she reflected on her heartache last year when she was forced to pull out Strictly Come Dancing (pictured with pro partner Kai Widdrington)

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