March, 2015

24 March
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Presenting at Tommy’s Awards with Sam Bailey

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This week I took to the stage at London’s Landmark Hotel to present at The Tommy’s Baby Awards. Tommy’s is a charity that supports families with pregnancy complications and so I knew it was going to be an emotional day.
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Whilst the awards ceremony was hugely moving, it was incredibly uplifting too because thanks to Tommy’s research, the future looks more positive and that was definitely recognised in the room. First, I bumped into a real life Percy Pig, and then I met Katy Hill who I used to watch on Blue Peter when I was a little girl myself (star struck). Before long I was giggling with X Factor champion Sam Bailey, ahead of handing out personal awards, the stories behind which were truly amazing.
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After a fantastic awards ceremony, it was on to Nike HQ to get geeky about workout trainers. I learnt about the latest technology used to update last year’s Nike Free models which make for a better and more comfortable run. I designed my own pair of Nike ID’s (an extra special pair of kicks) before road testing the new Nike Flyknit Free 5.0 in an exclusive workout session at the Grace Belgravia Hotel in London. Excited to be amongst the first very in the world to wear these trainers, I lunged, planked, squatted and moved freely in the brand new kicks before a healthy breakfast of smoked salmon and green juice. You can’t get your hands on these trainers until the summer but I assure you, it’s worth the wait.
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As always you can catch me on London’s Hoxton Radio station every Monday 2-4pm for all my latest gossip, fit tips and the UK chart show countdown. Yesterday I reminisced about exercising with the pop princess not afraid of a few squat jumps, Ellie Goulding. I played a whole host of motivating Monday pop tunes and gushed about how in love I am with Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp A Butterfly (seriously, you’ve got to check it out). You can listen back to my show online at Hoxtonradio.com/ajodudu and if you didn’t catch me on ITV2 music entertainment show The Hot Desk over the weekend then you can watch back on the ITV player website. Chatting to me behind the famous desk was chart-topping, former X Factor contestant, Ella Henderson. She’s a delight!
Until next time, cheerio for now.
AJ Odudu
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Get social with me on;
Twitter: @AJOdudu
Instagram: @ajodudu
Website: www.ajodudu.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ajodudu
Listen to my Hoxton Radio Show: www.hoxtonradio.com/aj-odudu-230315/
Find out more about Tommy’s: www.tommys.org
16 March
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Interviewing Ella Henderson and my Emoji workout

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This week I headed to The Hospital Club in London to interview former X Factor starlet, two-time BRIT award nominee, superstar in the making Ella Henderson for ITV2 entertainment show The Hot Desk. The chart-topping princess revealed all about her very own Mirror Man, debuted her acting skills and even reminisced about the time Whoopi Goldberg gave Ella her shoes (I know. Amazing right?!)
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She gushed about her pride at being nominated for not one but two BRIT awards this year and shared her excitement at joining Take That on their UK tour later this year. The girl’s on fire!  You can watch my full interview with her on ITV2 this Saturday at 1:20pm.
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If you’ve ever wondered who your best workout buddy should be then look no further. I teamed up with Juicy Couture and Trace Publicity to host my very own Emoji workout class today.
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Yep, that’s right, Pineapple Dance studios saw me lead a fitness class with a twist that involved selfie sticks and giant emojis. After all, be it on Facebook, Instagram… Tinder, we’re all on camera these days so why not spruce up your selfies and get fit all at the same time?
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We LOL’ed as we mastered the Laugh Out Lunges, incorporated some Selfie Stretches and even did some Kim Kardashian butt squats. We didn’t break the internet but we did break a sweat. I always knew the poo emoji would make a great workout companion. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun fitness classes avec moi in London later this spring.
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I’ll be taking my selfie stick to London’s Hoxton Radio today, which you can listen to live online from 2 to 4pm today and every single Monday. As always I’ll be playing pop, including the UK top 10 chart countdown, I’ll be sharing my fit tip of the day and revealing who I’ve been stalking on Instagram. Arrh welcome to my world. Until next time, tarah!
AJ Odudu
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Get social with me on;
Twitter: @AJOdudu
Instagram: @ajodudu
Website: www.ajodudu.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ajodudu
Listen to my Hoxton Radio Show: www.hoxtonradio.com/the-aj-jimmy-show/
09 March
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Working out with Ellie Goulding

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This week I attended the exclusive launch of Ellie Goulding’s brand new Nike+ Training Club app at London’s Tobacco Dock. The evening commenced with Ellie Goulding serenading us to five of her hot singles including her recent UK chart topper, Love Me Like You Do. In between tracks she spoke to us of her shyness, her love for Bjork and confessed that she always forgets the words to her own songs (as she revealed her book of lyrics). She didn’t tell us however, that she was going to do a costume change from pop star glam to Lycra gym wear (to be fair she still looked glam) to lead us in a 40 minute full body workout. We soon found out.
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Yes you heard me, just when I was getting comfortable she whipped us into shape by leading a sweat-inducing workout which really did leave me feeling starry eyed. It was sort of surreal working out with a pop star, especially as she’d just sang to us. I mean talk about a sweaty serenade. I can vouch for the fact that Ellie Goulding is one pop princess who isn’t afraid of a few burpees but the fact that I was working out with a bunch of strong, focused women right ahead of International Women’s Day made those squat jumps extra special. Here are us ladies showing our strength in side planks.
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From one pop star to the next I will be interviewing former X Factor starlet, Brit Award-nominated Ella Henderson for ITV2’s The Hot Desk tomorrow so be sure to check back here next week for all the gossip and as always be sure to check out my YouTube channel for the latest in fitness, fashion, short workouts and diet tips.
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Tune into London’s Hoxton Radio today, which you can listen to live online from 2-4pm every single Monday. Today I’ll be playing pop, including the UK top 10 chart countdown, I’ll be sharing my fit tip of the day and revealing who I’ve been stalking on Instagram. Naturally. Until next time, tarah!
AJ Odudu
xoxo
Get social with me on;
Twitter: @AJOdudu
Instagram: @ajodudu
Website: www.ajodudu.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ajodudu
Listen to my Hoxton Radio Show: www.hoxtonradio.com/the-aj-jimmy-show/

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