Blackburn's AJ Odudu has made it through to the third week of Strictly Come Dancing after topping the leader board.

The TV presenter, partnered with Kai Widdrington, blew judges away for the second week in a row after performing a sophisticated foxtrot to Amy Winehouse’s song, Tears Dry on Their Own.

AJ joked the spins were giving her motion sickness and she was ‘frenemies’ with the foxtrot.

She said: “It’s so hard trying to contain all my energy, trying to keep it classy, be silky smooth, all of that, when I am just a little bit of rough really. It was very difficult.

“I just hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed performing it. I actually had fun in the end.”

Scoring 31 in the dance, which put her in joint second, her tally of 34 from her first week jive has seen her top the leader board.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood said: “I thought you were absolutely amazing, you really were. Like a young Diana Ross out there, darling. Classy, elegant, stylish, all of those wonderful things.”

Eastenders star Nina Wadia became the first celebrity to leave the show on Sunday after losing a dance-off with Coronation Street's Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez.