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AJ Odudu on the struggles of being a Black woman in the industry: ‘The world isn’t fair’

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She’s one of our rising talents having won over audiences with her down-to-earth presenting skills as well as her impressive stint on Strictly, yet AJ Odudu still finds herself having to work twice as hard as anyone else.The 34-year-old has previously said how being a Black woman has meant she hasn’t had the same opportunities as white female hosts, and she feels she continually has to prove herself.

She has said, “Even if you don’t get told (that you need to work harder to get half as far as white peers), you feel it.The opportunities you get and the things that you do, you know in your heart of hearts that you’ve had to jump through many more hoops than your counterparts.” Commenting on the struggles she has experienced during her career, Blackburn-born AJ tells us, “The world isn’t fair and life isn’t fair, and even though we don’t say it, we feel it and we know it.

Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. “The facts are the facts but hopefully people will continue to make a lot of progressive change.

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