Love Island's Curtis Pritchard to join The Greatest Dancer - as its receptionist

Star in talks for surprise role after leaving Irish version of Strictly

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Love Island 2019 star Curtis Pritchard is apparently being lined up for a surprise role on The Greatest Dancer.

Curtis shot to UK fame on the ITV2 dating contest this summer, finishing in joint fourth place in Monday's final.

Like his brother, Strictly pro AJ Pritchard, he is a dancer - and was shown teaching partner Maura Higgins some moves in the villa.

Now, as the islanders look to cash in, Curtis could be about to join a TV dancing contest - but not necessarily in a role you'd expect.

According to The Sun, the 23-year-old is in talks for the second series of BBC One's The Greatest Dancer.

However, rather than a judge or a choreographer, he's set to become its RECEPTIONIST.

The receptionist chats to contestants as they arrive at auditions for the Simon Cowell-produced show.

Acts only meet the presenters and 'dance captains' if its iconic mirror opens up and they reach the next round.

"The BBC and Simon were keen to get involved in the frenzy that is Love Island and thought Curtis went down well," an insider explained.

"The receptionist role sounds a small one but it’s important first port of call for contestants.

"Their interactions with Curtis will set them up nicely before they go out in front of the dance captains."

Previously-unknown TV producer Amelia Wilson originally assumed the receptionist role.

She proved an instant hit with viewers during the first series this year thanks to her banter with the hopefuls.

The news comes after it emerged that Curtis has quit the Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing.

He was one of the professionals on Dancing With The Stars, appearing in its first three series.

However, he signed up for a Christmas pantomime gig before entering Love Island - leaving him unable to return to the show.

A source told Extra.ie: "We would have loved for him to come back and take part in season four.

"But unfortunately he has signed up with a pantomime in England and his dates will clash with our ones.

"He wouldn’t be available for rehearsals or some of the live shows and that rules him out of our show."

The Greatest Dancer will return to BBC One for its second series in early 2020.

Bosses have yet to confirm line-up details, although Cheryl says she'll be back as a dance captain.

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