Blackburn presenter, AJ Odudu, has landed a role in a brand new BBC Three dating show, Squad Dates.

AJ is the narrator of the 'new and fun' dating show about finding love and the boundaries of friendship.

The pilot episode of the show aired on Valentine’s Day and saw some Lancaster University students travel up to Middlesbrough for a week of romance.

AJ encouraged her 228,000 Instagram followers to give the episode a watch and enjoy her ‘dulcet’ narration.

She said: “I voice a show called Squad Dates. It’s a dating show. It’s a one off, so tune in if you want to see a load of fun mates on dates and if you wanna hear my dulcet tones.”



In the show, three local singles in their early twenties host three out-of-town friends for a long weekend, showing off all their hometown has to offer – by day and by night.

The pilot episode took viewers to Middlesbrough which is home to 20-year-old Becca, Tracey and Kaitlin who like to work hard and play hard.

All three are keen to meet guys from further afield to find out if they can find something they haven’t yet found with the guys closer to home.

Cue the away squad – 20-year-olds Jude and Jacob and 19-year-old Ash.

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancaster University students, Jacob, Ash and Jude (Photo: BBC)Lancaster University students, Jacob, Ash and Jude (Photo: BBC)

These firm friends met at the University of Lancaster, where they are all studying.

Jude and Ash have enjoyed relationships which have largely ended amicably but are keen to meet different types of people than those they’re surrounded by in Lancaster.

But another motivation for the lads is to finally get 20-year-old Jacob on his first ever date.

The girls have put together a long weekend of group dates which show off not only the best of their hometown but also the kinds of things they enjoy doing.

Find out if the Lancaster University boys find love on Squad Dates by watching the episode on iPlayer.