Strictly Come Dancing star announces they're quitting after four years

Megan Sutton
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From Good Housekeeping

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard has quit the popular BBC show.

He shared the news on social media, posting a statement from his team that read:

"After four years on Strictly Come Dancing, AJ has decided the time is right to leave the show and follow his dreams to explore opportunities in the presenting world alongside his brother Curtis.

"AJ would like to thank the team at Strictly and everyone at the BBC for giving him such a brilliant opportunity.

"AJ would also like to send his love and gratitude to all who have followed and supported his career. He is excited for you all to join him on the next chapter of his journey."

He included pictures with his celebrity partners including 2019 contestant Saffron Barker.

Strictly then shared a post wishing the dancer well.

"We would like to thank AJ for four fantastic years on Strictly Come Dancing," the post read.

"He is a brilliant dancer who reached three semi-finals during his time on the show.

"He will be missed by fans and the Strictly family.

"We wish him all the best for the future."

The news comes after fan favourite Kevin Clifton also announced his departure from the show to pursue other projects.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.

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