AJ Pritchard cast as Peter Pan in first panto show
11 April 2019 - 11:00 AM

AJ Pritchard cast as Peter Pan in first panto show

Share article:

AJ Pritchard will play Peter Pan in his first-ever pantomime.

The "Strictly Come Dancing" star is making a move from waltzing across the ballroom floor to soaring above the stage as the boy who doesn't grow up, and he's excited to take on the role in a production this Christmas at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

He said: "Peter Pan has been one of my dream roles since I was a child.

"I'm really looking forward to my first pantomime and can't wait - not only come to Dunstable but more importantly to fly to Neverland."

According to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column, the pro dancer will try to strike a balance between his "Strictly" commitments and rehearsals for the stage show.

Love Island's Curtis Pritchard to ask Amy Hart to be 'half-girlfriend'

Love Island's Curtis Pritchard to ask Amy Hart to be 'half-girlfriend'

11 June 2019 - 6:00 PM

Love Island's Curtis Pritchard to ask Amy Hart to be 'half-girlfriend'

Last month, the 24-year-old star revealed he would love to be the first pro on the show to be paired with a male celebrity, and he has backed calls for bosses to feature same sex couples.

He recently said: "If they do decide to finally do same-sex partners on "Strictly" this year I 100 per cent want to be the pro to do it...

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague goes on date with Curtis Pritchard tonight

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague goes on date with Curtis Pritchard tonight

7 June 2019 - 5:00 PM

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague goes on date with Curtis Pritchard tonight

"If it's going to be anyone [in a same-sex pairing], I'd like it to be me. I'm 100 per cent the pro to do it. I guess it all depends on who the celebrity contestants are this year."

AJ insisted gender "doesn't matter" when it comes to dancing and thinks a same-sex pairing would be "captivating" for viewers.

He added: "So I think we have to wait and see; but if same-sex partnerships do happen it's going to be so captivating. And I am very open to it.

"People enjoy seeing bodies moving, it doesn't matter [about gender]."

Reece Dinsdale's dad dies
19 June 2019

Reece Dinsdale's dad dies

Reece Dinsdale's dad dies
Charlotte Crosby only ventured into reality TV to get over 'heartbreak'
19 June 2019

Charlotte Crosby only ventured into reality TV to get over 'heartbreak'

Charlotte Crosby only ventured into reality TV to get over 'heartbreak'
Love Island's Joe Garratt 'in safehouse to prepare him for backlash'
19 June 2019

Love Island's Joe Garratt 'in safehouse to prepare him for backlash'

Love Island's Joe Garratt 'in safehouse to prepare him for backlash'
Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
18 June 2019

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
18 June 2019

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
18 June 2019

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
18 June 2019

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
18 June 2019

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
18 June 2019

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
18 June 2019

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
18 June 2019

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
ITV plan Winter Love Island
18 June 2019

ITV plan Winter Love Island

ITV plan Winter Love Island