Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

They were spotted blowing each other kisses outside BBC studios earlier this week.  

And rumours of AJ Odudu’s romance with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Kai Widdrington were heightened on Tuesday when intimate mic audio from Saturday’s show was released. 

The TV presenter, 33, was overheard affectionately calling her pro partner, 26, ‘baby’ as she apologised for slipping on her dress during their Paso Doble.  

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

‘Sorry, baby’: AJ Odudu’s romance with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Kai Widdrington were heightened on Tuesday when intimate mic audio from their latest performance was released 

In subtitled footage released by the BBC Strictly Twitter account, Kai told AJ ‘well done’, to which she responded: ‘Sorry, baby,’ while the pair held each other in a passionate embrace at the end of their routine. 

AJ had previously told her fans online that she was ‘gutted’ about her ‘cheeky little slip’ on her dress during the performance, which failed to wow the judges and scored just 28 points. 

This isn’t the first time the pair have been caught whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears by the Strictly mics. 

Last month, Kai, was heard telling AJ: ‘I love you, I love you so much,’ after their American Smooth during Movie Week. 

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

Sweet: In subtitled footage released by the BBC Strictly Twitter account, Kai told AJ ‘well done’, to which she responded: ‘Sorry, baby,’ while the pair held each other in an embrace

The latest loved-up comment comes  just days after AJ gushed that ‘nothing will top’ meeting her rumoured beau Kai for the first time.

She told the One Show:  ‘Nothing will ever top meeting Kai for the first time, us just getting on like a house on fire.’ 

And insiders have previously claimed to The Mail On Sunday that AJ and Kai are an item.

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

Happy couple: This isn’t the first time the pair have been caught whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears by the Strictly mics as Kai told AJ ‘I love you’ during movie week 

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

A source on the BBC One show said the pair made no effort to keep a secret of the fact that they had fallen for each other during intense, gruelling training sessions.

The insider said: ‘Kai thinks AJ is sexy. They have this lovely romance going on, things have definitely changed in the last week or so and they are inseparable, not just as dance partners but away from that, too.

‘It’s nice to see a Strictly romance where there is no curse, just two people who have fallen head over heels for each other.

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

Cheeky: It comes after insiders claimed to The Mail On Sunday that AJ and Kai are an item

‘Those involved in the show have been watching this closely over the weeks and have thought this was always on the cards. It’s lovely.’

Asked about romance rumours on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two, Kai said: ‘If people react like this then it means we’re doing something right…’  

Meanwhile, AJ previously admitted that they had ‘chemistry’, adding: ‘There is a lot of passion… a lot of romance, it’s thrilling.’

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

Sweet: A source on the BBC One show said the TV presenter and her partner had made no effort to keep a secret of the fact that they had fallen for each other

A Strictly spokesman declined to comment on their relationship.

It comes after a source on the BBC One show said TV presenter AJ and her partner have made no effort to keep a secret of the fact that they had fallen for each other during intense, gruelling training sessions.

Kai, who made his Strictly debut this year, is said to have been ‘floored’ by his partner, who is best known for co-hosting Channel 5’s spin-off Big Brother’s Bit On The Side. 

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

, Strictly’s AJ Odudu calls Kai Widdrington ‘baby’ in secret mic footage, The Habari News

Loved-up? Meanwhile, AJ previously admitted that they had ‘chemistry’, adding: ‘There is a lot of passion… a lot of romance, it’s thrilling.’