STRICTLY star AJ Odudu will not take part in the show’s live tour, which comes to Glasgow in February.

The TV presenter had to withdraw from the series final in December following an injury to her foot, and medics have advised her not to return to the dancefloor.

She will be replaced by Strictly 2020 finalist and former EastEnders star Maisie Smith.

AJ, whose professional partner was Kai Widdrington, said: “I’m devastated not to be able to take part in the Strictly tour due to injury.

“I had hoped for one last dance with Kai, but I must obviously follow the medical advice. I wish my Strictly family the very best of luck on the road and I’ll definitely be there to cheer them on."

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Maisie said: ”I’m thrilled to be asked to restart my Strictly journey on this year’s arena tour.  Kai and I will be dancing the quickstep and the samba – I can’t wait for rehearsals to start next week.  It will be a joy to dance with everyone and so great to see my EastEnders friend Rose again.  I wish AJ a speedy recovery.”

Maisie and Kai will join Strictly 2021 winners Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, alongside Sara Davies and Aljaž Skorjanec, Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin, Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu, John Whaite and Johannes Radebe and Max George and Katya Jones.

Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli will join new tour host Janette Manrara.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour is at the Hydro from Saturday, February 5 to Monday, February 7.