Exclusive: Strictly's AJ Odudu details why she quit MAFS spin-off

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Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Odudu is making big career moves in 2023 as she’s fronting Channel 4’s new show The Greatest Auction and is set to host the Big Brother reboot later this year.

However, while she’s been taking on various new projects, Odudu’s now revealed she’s had to step down from her hosting duties on Married At First Sight UK: Unveiled.

Speaking exclusively with Digital Spy, the presenter has revealed why she’s quit the Married At First Sight spin-off show after two seasons on the air.

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Odudu confessed she’s still a big fan of the hit E4 reality series, despite leaving her role.

"Do you know what? I absolutely loved Married At First Sight so much," she enthused. "I’ve just finished watching the Australian one and I can't wait for the UK one to start.

"I love that show. I love the love, I love the drama, I love everything. And I loved hosting two series of Married at First Sight: Afters, and the second series was called Unveiled."

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However, despite her passion for the programme, Odudu confirmed she’s chosen to prioritise some new projects instead.

"Unfortunately, I'm going to commit to other projects," she revealed. "So yeah, I have to leave that family behind, but best of luck to them and the rest of the team.

"I loved working on that show. I loved everything about it. So yeah, I'm excited to see who will get to do it next time."

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"I've definitely always been the type of person who, you know, I always take on projects which I can fully, fully devote myself to," Odudu explained. "I would never want to do anything that I can't give my 100 percent all too, especially when I know there's so many fans of the show as well.

"I'm not gonna go back, but I had the best time filming it over the last two years."

The next season of Married at First Sight UK is currently in production and is set to return to screens later this year.

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In the meantime, fans of Odudu can currently catch her presenting Channel 4's The Greatest Auction which sees expert collectors battle it out in a bid to buy a range of unique items.

"It's got the most incredible items the most fascinating backstories from the nicest people," she said, teasing details of the new eight-part series. "And there's this real fast paced thrill of the auction room."

The Greatest Auction airs Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

Married at First Sight UK airs on E4 in the UK. Married at First Sight Australia airs on Nine Network in Australia and E4 in the UK.

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