Ex Strictly star AJ Pritchard is in talks to do I’m A Celebrity in a bid to prove he’s a tough guy – The Sun

FORMER Strictly pro AJ Pritchard is in talks to take part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

The 25-year-old who quit the show last month after four years, is in big-money discussions with ITV producers to jet out to Australia this autumn.

He is keen to prove himself as a tough guy after years of prancing around in fake tan and sequins.

A  TV source said: “AJ has a huge fanbase from Strictly and he’s really grateful for the opportunity it afforded him but he is keen to show people that there is a lot more to him."

“He is desperate to show his personality and that he is strong in other ways, he’d love to throw himself into Bushtucker Trials."

“Bosses think he would be a great addition to the cast and it always helps to secure a heartthrob as it draws in much-needed younger viewers.”

It comes after AJ claimed that he wanted to emulate the success of the show’s hosts Ant and Dec with his brother Love Island star Curtis, 24.

He told The Sun:  “We would love to be that presenting duo, like them. We want to bring our brand,  that all-singing, all-dancing Saturday night style of family entertainment, a bit like Bruce Forsyth."

“Strictly took up six months of my life, some days I would work 18-hour days because I was dancing and choreographing. I didn’t have a life and I wanted to be able to do more.”

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