AJ Pritchard reveals his love interest Abbie Quinnen
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21 October 2019 - 1:00 PM

AJ Pritchard reveals his love interest Abbie Quinnen

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"Strictly Come Dancing" star AJ Pritchard has revealed his girlfriend is fellow dancer Abbie Quinnen.

The 24-year-old ballroom dancer met the 22-year-old star during his "Get On The Floor" tour in March 2019, and he has opened up about their romance, which has shut down speculation he and his dance partner Saffron Barker could've been getting close.

Speaking to OK! magazine, AJ explained: "I took the whole cast out for dinner to say thank you, and then we went to a club.

"Abbie and I were talking a lot, and I was really attracted to her once I got to know her. For our first official date we went for dinner, then I booked us a hotel in London. Because my apartment didn't have any furniture at the time. That sound's really bad, doesn't it?"

The pair made their relationship official during a trip to Greece.

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He said: "I took her on holiday to Greece. We'd been spending every single day together so it was natural, and in my head I felt like I didn't have to ask. But Abbie said, "So are you going to ask me then?" I was like, "OK, will you be my girlfriend?" And she said, "Oh yeah, I will." "

The news comes after some had taken to social media to speculate that a possible romance could occur between AJ and his dance partner Saffron.

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Luckily for AJ, Abbie understands that "things can look a bit dodgy" between dancers.

She said: "I don't worry about my relationship at all. AJ is very reassuring, which is really nice."

AJ added: "Everyone wants to know about my relationship status, but I'm very happy with Abbie. It gives me a different outlook on life as I've always worked hard, but now I also have a personal life, too.

"Abbie's brought balance to my life.

"Before "Strictly", we were with each other every single day - Abbie basically lived at my flat. But I always throw myself into anything I do and Abbie knows that, because I did the exact same thing on my tour, so at the moment that means "Strictly" 24/7.

"I do practise the choreography on Abbie before Saffron so she's quite useful."

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