With a smile that could melt the stoniest of hearts, AJ Pritchard quickly became one of our favourite Strictly Come Dancing profesionals after joining the show in 2016 as a fresh-faced 21-year-old.
Now 23, the Stoke-on-Trent-born dancer is set to cement his place at the top of our Strictly totem pole as one half of the show’s first ever same-sex professional dance routine.
AJ has been been paired with Paralympic star Lauren Steadman on the current series of the BBC dance competition but as he poses for an exclusive new shoot in the October issue of Attitude – available to download and to order globally now – he reveals how he’s been practising his same-sex dance routines with fellow professional Gorka Marquez.
You can read more about that and AJ’s thoughts on introducing same-sex couplings into the competition here, but to mark Strictly’s return to screens we thought we’d also offer you a little taste of exactly what AJ’s getting up to in our new issue…
Did somebody say 10s across the board?
See AJ’s full shoot and interview in the October issue of Attitude, out now.