Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard confirms new relationship by going Instagram official

Posted on in MUSIC VIDEOS
Tim P. WhitbyGetty Images

Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ Pritchard has taken to Instagram to confirm his new relationship.

The dancer (and brother to Love Island‘s Curtis) appeared to flirt with Amy Hart earlier this week while the two were on Love Island: Aftersun, but now it seems like he was just being polite.

According to The Daily Mail, AJ has been romantically-involved with his new girlfriend Abbie Quinnen since “the beginning of May”.

Posting a shot of himself on holiday with Abbie, AJ captioned it: “Feeling HAPPY…” followed by a trio of loved-up emojis.

The dancer’s followers seem ecstatic for AJ, as TV presenter Lizzie Cundy wrote “Baby” alongside two love-hearts, whilst another wrote: “So pleased for you . Looking good together. Ps love the photo”

Earlier this year, AJ said in an interview with The Gay Times that he’d rather not “label” his sexuality.

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard confirms new relationship by going Instagram official

David M. Benett/Dave BenettGetty Images

He explained: “You never know how times will change in where you are in your life. But it is always about being happy and being true to yourself. Like always following your heart – obviously listen to your brain – but really just at that time in your life.

“It is mad that everything always has to have a label, whether it be the clothes by designers or whether you are in a relationship.

“Everybody always wants to have that label when it is not always necessary. At that time of your life, whatever you are, or wherever you are, things always change. You can’t ever say never, because you don’t know what is around the corner.

“As long as you’re happy, that is the main thing.”


Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Digital Spy Facebook page and ‘Follow’ on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter account.