Strictly Come Dancing: Who is BBC1 star AJ Pritchard? From partner Mollie King, height to Britain’s Got Talent fame

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard is starring in this series of the BBC show alongside Mollie King [Getty]

AJ Pritchard is starring in this series of BBC show Strictly Come Dancing alongside The Saturdays singer Mollie King, with many fans questioning if a romance could blossom.

It’s his second series of the show, hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, having previously been paired up with Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane. 

The dancer- who previously competed on Britain’s Got Talent – has recently undergone a huge transformation, and showcased the results on Instagram. 

Fans have been desperate to know if a romance with Mollie could be on the cards, and therefore are questioning if he has a girlfriend or is married. Here’s everything else you need to know…

Mollie King and AJ Pritchard are competing in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing [BBC1]

AJ’s full name is Alex Joseph Pritchard.

He’s 22, and was born in Stoke-on-Trent in November 1994. 

Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard finished fourth on last year’s BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing [Getty]

AJ’s height is 1.71m, that’s 5ft 7in. 

AJ started dancing at the age of 12, after breaking his arm while snowboarding and mountainboarding. 

He was then paired up with Chloe Hewitt, and the pair competed in Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, reaching the semi-finals. 

AJ Pritchard on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013 with Chloe Hewitt, looking totally different [AJ Pritchard/Instagram]

Over the course of nine years together, AJ and Chloe became National Youth Latin Champions three years running, as well as European Youth Latin Champions.

AJ’s brother Curtis Pritchard is also very talented, having performed on Dancing With The Stars. 

He started dancing at the age of 11. 

Strictly star AJ Pritchard’s brother Curtis is also professionally trained [Instagram/ AJ Pritchard]

AJ was paired up with Claudia Fragapane last year, and the pair finished fourth. 

This year sees a new judging lineup after head judge Len Goodman retired.

He will be replaced by Shirley Ballas who joins returning judges Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood on the panel.


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