AJ Pritchard revealed he has been practising with fellow pro Gorka Marquez, as the upcoming series of the BBC dance contest will see professional dancers team up with members of the same sex during routines.
“I did a routine the other day with [fellow pro dancer] Gorka Marquez,” he told Attitude Magazine. It had a paso doble/Argentine tango feel and we were technically dancing it together as a partnership,” Pritchard – who was paired with Mollie King in last year’s run – said. “The strength of having two males dancing — or two females — is unrivalled.”
However, he added that he believes Strictly bosses are likely to maintain the male/female celebrity and pro pairing for the time being.