Comic Relief in jeopardy as host is hit by food poisoning just hours before show | The Sun

Comic Relief in jeopardy as host is hit by food poisoning just hours before show | The Sun

March 17, 2023

COMIC Relief host AJ Odudu has been hit with food poisoning just hours before the highly publicised telecast.

The TV personality has been struck down with an illness before fronting the charity show.

AJ, 35, is due to take to the airwaves alongside Dr Who actor David Tennant, former I'm A Celeb star Joel Dommett, Paddy McGuinness and Radio 2's Zoe Ball.

But it seems that her appearance has been put at risk after the personality was taken ill.

The star took to her Instagram stories to show off her meds after the former Big Brother's Bit On The Side presenter's trip to Cape Town earlier this week.

Taking to her Instagram stories, she posted a snap of her "hydration station" which included boxes of pills including Dioralyte.


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She also posted a large flask of water as well as Andrews Salts for stomach relief.

AJ revealed: "Imagine flying back from Cape Town all smug only to be hit with food poisoning.

“Imagine that what world would that happen in?  But your girl is back feeling’ tip-top ish’.

“I am now in Salford getting all geared up to host Comic Relief this Friday, live at 7pm.

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“I am filming something very special for Comic Relief today with Paddy McGuinness.”

However, a source around Comic Relief is optimistic that the presenter can recover and make the show in time.

An industry source told The Sun: "Everyone is still super excited for the telecast and they are hopeful that AJ could still be involved in some way.

"They are very optimistic that AJ will recover in time, but with so many other names involved the show is sure to still be star studded!"

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