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Inside new Strictly contestant AJ Odudu’s classy home with quirky decor and bar cart

THIS year's Strictly Come Dancing contestants are slowly but surely being revealed, with AJ Odudu among the first of the celebrity names to be announced yesterday.

The 33-year-old TV presenter was confirmed alongside McFly's Tom Fletcher, and Peep Show's Robert Webb - with Bake Off's John Whaite added to the line-up this morning.

And while all of the stars no doubt have a gruelling couple of months ahead, AJ at least has an incredibly stylish abode to relax in during her down time.

The star lives in a chic three-bedroom Victorian maisonette, which she proudly shows off on social media - and we can definitely understand why.

The pad has been kept simple with bright and airy white walls, but bright colours add a quirky touch.

AJ has added an attention-grabbing orange carpet to her hallway and staircase, and has a stand-out deep blue sofa in her living room - complete with bold cushions.

A second sofa is orange, positioned in front of a black and white gallery wall of framed photos, with on-trend hanging lights commanding attention just above.

POPS OF COLOUR

There is also plenty of eclectic artwork throughout the house, with bright flowers, and plenty of indoor plants completing AJ's signature decor.

Other exciting touches include a projector to host the perfect movie night, and a huge wardrobe that has plenty of space for AJ's trendy style.

A wooden bar cart is perfect for entertaining, matching the rustic vibe of the rest of the house to a T.

AJ regularly uses her home as the backdrop to her Instagram photos, showing off plenty of her stunning outfits while posing in the space.

She wore a pretty green gown while sipping on some juice in her kitchen, showing off the slick interior with white marble-look counters, and tiled splashback.

AJ bought the house in 2019, excitedly sharing at the time: "Did a really adult thing and finally managed to buy a house. Took my dad round and reverted back to being a little girl.

"I'm proud. He's proud. Let the new homeowner journey begin!"

Speaking out on her Strictly signing, AJ said last night: "Oh my gosh, the secret is out at last. Surprise, mum, surprise!

"She doesn't know, she's at home, right now at mine, she was fuming as I dragged her from Blackburn to London and she's like: 'You said we would hangout now.' I was like: 'Don't worry mum, all will be revealed.'

"She will be watching it right now and absolutely beside herself. I can't tell you how much we love the show, this is a dream come true."

AJ Odudu is revealed as the third Strictly contestant on the One Show

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