TV personality AJ Odudu has joined Grazia as a Contributing Editor.
Known for her work on ITV’s The Voice and The Voice Kids UK, AJ also co-hosted ITV’s Don’t Rock The Boat with Freddie Flintoff and most recently hosted the 2021 BRITS red carpet coverage. This summer she will present new ITV2 entertainment show Apocalypse Wow.
A qualified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, AJ has fronted campaigns for brands such as Adidas, New Balance, Speedo, Smart Water and L’Oreal.
Raised in Lancashire to Nigerian parents, AJ will use her voice to highlight issues surrounding diversity, gender and what it is like to be a black woman in 2021. Her debut piece in the June 1 issue of _Grazia _focused on her personal experiences of home renovation and interior design.
AJ Odudu said: “Having been a huge fan of the magazine for years, it’s a privilege to be part of a team who proudly champion women and promote a message of equality and empowerment.
“I am excited to embark on this new venture, starting with me sharing the ups and downs of renovating my dream home but crucially, I will be using this new role to highlight issues, causes and profiles which deserve a platform so watch this space.”
_Grazia _Editor Hattie Brett added: “Our audience has become increasingly interested in interiors over the last year and so I know they will welcome AJ’s knowledge and passion in that area, kicking off with her first piece this issue about home renovation as a single woman. But I also look forward to seeing how AJ uses her unique voice on a range of subjects – from fitness to feminism – in the future.”