FORGET wannabe actuality stars and former Olympians – AJ Odudu desires Welsh nationwide treasure Sir Tom Jones to affix the subsequent collection of Don’t Rock The Boat.
The host of ITV’s latest reality show, which noticed celebs row the size of Britain, revealed The Voice judge is a large fan of the present, and could be her first alternative, alongside celeb energy couple Matt and Emma Willis, to attempt the problem subsequent.
AJ Odudu desires to signal Sir Tom Jones up for the subsequent collection of ITV’s Don’t Rock the BoatCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
AJ mentioned: “I used to be actually shocked to listen to that Tom has been watching the show and he’s completely hooked.
“He got here in, was asking me a great deal of questions – he clearly loves the truth that we went to Wales.
“And so I’m pondering, proper, I do know that Shaun Wallace was our oldest member this 12 months, however come on, for subsequent 12 months, Sir Tom Jones.
“The oldest ever contestant, that will be superb. And Matt and Emma Willis collectively – they might smash it.”
She desires to signal the singing legend because the oldest-ever contestantCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
However AJ admits it was the older contestants she underestimated when first wanting on the lineup for the debut collection, which aired final week.
The Lancashire-born presenter thought Corrie star Craig Charles and former labour MP Tom Watson would possibly battle with the bodily calls for of rowing from Land’s Finish to John O’Groats..
She mentioned: “Simply due to their age, I believed Craig and Tom had been going to battle essentially the most bodily.
“And episode one we noticed a number of vomiting from Craig – however he’s an actual tryer and that’s the attractive factor about it.”
Tom Jones admitted he’s a fan of the presentCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
“As a lot as persons are bodily stronger than others, mentally you see actually who’s essentially the most resilient.
“It’s stunning – for instance, Fleur East and Adam Thomas had been really mentally, very resilient and at all times very constructive, at all times spurring the staff on.”
However AJ wasn’t anxious about what the general public’s first impressions of her may be – following the racial backlash at rumoured A Query Of Sport presenter Alex Scott, ITV bosses feared the identical dialog would possibly take over Twitter.
She mentioned: “I do know precisely how onerous I’ve labored through the years to get this chance.
AJ Odudu mentioned she was shocked to listen to that Tom had been watching the presentCredit score: PA
“So for me, I used to be like it is a effectively deserved, well-earnt gig, so I used to be prepared for any stick that I may have probably received.”
Secure to say the entire staff deserves reward, since you wouldn’t discover me rowing 500 miles to Scotland – notably after lockdown…
She thought Corrie star Craig Charles and former MP Tom Watson would possibly battle with the bodily calls for of rowing from Land’s Finish to John O’Groats.
AJ mentioned: “Simply due to their age, I believed Craig and Tom had been going to battle essentially the most, bodily.
“Episode one, we noticed a number of vomiting from Craig. However he’s an actual trier and that’s the attractive factor about it.”
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