AJ Pritchard ‘signs up for I’m A Celebrity after Strictly Come Dancing exit’

AJ Pritchard has reportedly signed up to take part in the next series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.


The dancer recently made the shock announcement that he was quitting Strictly Come Dancing as a professional.

A statement from AJ’s team in March read: “After four years on Strictly Come Dancing, AJ has decided the time is right to leave the show and follow his dreams to explore opportunities in the presenting world alongside his brother Curtis.

“AJ would like to thank the team at Strictly and everyone at the BBC for giving him such a brilliant opportunity. AJ would also like to send his love and gratitude to all who have followed and supported his career. He is excited for you all to join him on the next chapter of his journey.”

Now it’s been claimed that AJ is keen to join I’m A Celebrity’s new line up next month.

“AJ is really excited – he can’t wait to get going and for the show to start,” a source claimed to the Daily Mail newspaper. “It was always his aim to do more TV work after leaving Strictly and there’s no bigger challenge than I’m A Celeb.

“He’s an early riser, into his fitness and a dedicated person – he hopes being part of camp will give viewers the chance to get to know him better.”


AJ could find himself with some familiar company in the camp, with reports suggesting that his brother Curtis’ ex-girlfriend, Love Island star Maura Higgins, could also be entering the jungle.

For now, no names have been officially announced for the I’m A Celebrity line up.

The new series will launch in November.


Due to the pandemic, this year’s series will take place Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

All the usual tasks will return and the winner will be crowned King or Queen of the Castle rather than the jungle to reflect the new location.