Strictly Come Dancing: AJ Pritchard leaving show to 'follow his dreams'

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Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard has announced he is quitting the BBC One show.

The dancer's spokesman said AJ is "going to follow his dreams" of presenting television programmes with his brother, reality TV star Curtis.

AJ joined the show in season 14, partnering with gymnast Claudia Fragapane. They finished fourth that year, which was his highest ever finish.

Claudia Fragapane and AJ Pritchard
Claudia Fragapane and her partner AJ Pritchard impressed the judges with their American smooth and zoomed to the top of the leader board.

He went on to dance in three more series, partnering Mollie King, Lauren Steadman, and Saffron Barker.

A statement by AJ's team on Twitter also thanked, "the team at Strictly... for giving him such a brilliant opportunity."

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