Eurovision 2022: AJ Odudu ‘does UK proud’ as she beams into grand final

Eurovision fans were absolutely thrilled to see AJ Odudu beaming into the grand final on Saturday.

In April, it was revealed that the TV star would be presenting the UK’s 12 points on the live final, taking over from Amanda Holden who presented in 2021.

With Sam Ryder absolutely smashing his performance and picking up the points to prove it, it was already a proud day as the UK had its best result in years, despite falling to Ukraine at the final hurdle.

And AJ’s presenting, which included a special shout out to Manchester, led to fans flocking to social media to praise the Strictly Come Dancing star.

‘AJ Odudu doing us proud in Manchester,’ one fan wrote, another agreeing: ‘Love AJ putting a little shout in for Manchester!’

Another added: ‘I could honestly listen to AJ Odudu all day.’


— tegwen tucker (@tegwentucker) May 14, 2022

AJ is known for hosting Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, as well as her stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, but she could be a permanent Eurovision picture if fans get their way.

This year’s competition has been an absolute rollercoaster, with UK icon Sam topping the leaderboard following the jury’s vote but losing to Ukraine at the last second with the public giving over 400 points in solidarity with the war-torn country.

There were also joking calls for host Mika to win the competition outright after his savage performance of a medley of his most popular songs.

And last year’s winners, Maneskin, made a daring joke about that controversial moment after they were crowned the champions of the competition.

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