AJ Pritchard is returning to Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer and is probably hoping to keep his record of always making the semi-final.
The dancer is one of the Strictly Come Dancing professionals entering the 17th series of the BBC One show and is the brother of Love Island star Curtis, who also dances on the Irish version of Strictly.
AJ’s full name is Alex Joseph Pritchard and he was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1994. AJ has always enjoyed energetic pursuits, and was a keen snowboarder and mountainboarder before a broken arm helped him decide to take up dancing instead.
His professional dancing partner is Chloe Hewitt. AJ has spent the last ten years honing his craft with Chloe, becoming National Youth Latin Champions three years in a row, as well as European Youth Latin Champions.
The duo competed in the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013 reaching the semi-finals.
AJ is also the older brother of Love Island star Curtis Pritchard, who came fourth in the 2019 edition of the ITV2 reality series. The two siblings were attacked in the Christmas break during 2018, which left Curtis in need of an emergency operation to his knee. The injury meant Curtis was unable to perform on a series of Dancing with the Stars, the Irish version of Strictly.
Which Strictly celebrity is AJ been paired with year?
His dance partner hasn’t been revealed yet – check back after the first show on the 26th August.
Which Strictly celebrity was AJ been paired with last year?