Professional dancer, Curtis, is grilled over his brother, Strictly star AJ and Love Island host, Caroline
He’s hoping for romance at the Love Island villa this summer but ahead of his debut on the show, Curtis Pritchard wasn’t ready to talk about his brother, Strictly star, AJ’s love life despite being linked to Mollie King and show host Caroline Flack.
The TV presenter and AJ were snapped looking cosy at the NTA Awards in February, but when Closer asked Curtis, 23, if he was concerned about any awkwardness between himself and Caroline he said, “I’ve not met Caroline Flack, I don’t know what you’re on about. Am looking forward to meeting everyone on the show.”
Something he is happy to discuss how excited his brother is for him to start on the ITV2 show.
He says, “AJ is over the moon for me, the whole family are, it all came around together, we all knew it was happening so it was no surprise to anyone. They’ve been super supportive, AJ told me to be myself and enjoy myself. My mum I tell her everything, sort of, I’m a good boy. She used to be my agent so I always told her everything”
Curtis was in the headlines in December when he and AJ were assaulted by a gang on a night out in Cheshire. Curtis had surgery on his knee and suffered injury to his eyes and face but is fully recovered now saying how he learnt a lot from the experience.
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Tyson Fury's little brother (oh, did he not mention?) Tommy has a bod to kill for and has already won over half the house with his sparkly, sparkly eyes. We predicted he'd enjoy a prosperous reign, but what we didn't see coming was the whole nation falling in actual love with him thanks to his royal treatment of GIRLFRIEND Molly Mae and genuine bromances in the villa.
Ding, ding, ding – there's a new hottie in town. Ovie was head and shoulders above the rest of the Casa Amor competition – literally. The 6 foot 7 pro basketball player immediately caught the attention of Anna Vakili and women across the nation with his gorgeous smile, and quite frankly, PERFECT body. Anna has been playing him around in the villa, but he's handled her tantrums admirably and this makes him very, very, sexy.
Just when we thought we'd been introduced to all that 2019's Love Island had to offer, in came three new bombshells just two weeks before the final – among them, charming Irishman Greg O'Shea. A professional Rugby player with a Law Degree who's studying for his solicitors exams, Greg has already won over the villa with "something about him" and his old-fashioned respect for the girls. With Amber currently facing a decision between Greg and Michael, we're team Greg 100%.
He may not have had much luck in the villa so far, but we can't help it – we've got a big crush on funny boy Chris. He's got a cool job, hilarious bantz and a face we could definitely fall in love with. We're almost hoping he doesn't get picked, so that we can have him.
Ok, ok, so Anton's been a bit of an idiot over the last week or so by prioritising bantz with the lads over treating his woman Belle with respect. HOWEVER, it's clear he's embarrassed for the mistakes he's made in the house and we predict he'll do his best to make it up to her.
DUMPED 27/5/19Former champion Michael was (notice the past tense) knocked off the top spot following the arrival of Tom Walker. You know, the model who rates himself "a solid eight" out of ten and says he gets complimented most on his jawline?However after his totally inappropriate comment about Maura Higgins in the hideaway he's dropped down a few pegs and despite his apology we're not sorry about it.
Another male bombshell and model, Jordan seems like a cheeky chappy who even had wonder woman Anna feeling "nervous" on their date. He describes himself as a "lads' lad" who is partial to a bit of "dabbling", and the general consensus is he's got hotter over time.Worth noting that he'd managed to keep Anna's attention even after she coupled up with basic adonis, Ovie Soko.
DUMPED 9/7/19Danny settled in very well to the villa and Yewande Biala's bed, and he's certainly got abs you could cut paper on. HOWEVER when Arabella Chi entered the villa his head was totally turned and instead of being honest about it he withheld a lot of the truth from Yewande and the boys. So sorry Danny but liars fall to the bottom of our list.
DUMPED 21/07/19Right, so we wanted to give Michael the benefit of the doubt mainly because we're shallow and he's pretty hot. But he has handled his recent Amber and Joanna love triangle with all the grace of a landlocked hippo and his constant accusations that everyone ELSE (except him, natch) is "immature" is so un-sexy. There's nothing less attractive than an ego-dented man flustered at getting caught out in the wrong, and this is pretty much all we've seen of Michael over the last week.
DUMPED 7/6/19Our hopes were never too high for Callum, who ended up being the first to leave the villa just days in, but he was pretty easy on the eye.
DUMPED 18/6/19We don't want to be mean – but Joe just comes across as a little unfanciable. And despite catching the eye of current hottest totty Lucie Donlan, he's really coming across as v weird and uncomfortably possessive of someone he's known for just days.
DUMPED 9/07/19 and 12/07/19Both lovely looking lads, Marvin and George have been so utterly underwhelming during their time in the villa that we've failed to form any impression of their fanciability. Anyway, they're both gone now, so no surprises there.
Oh, Curtis. Curtis, Curtis.He started off at the bottom of our list, before swiftly moving up the ranks thanks to his romance with Amy but has no dropped riiiight back down after his unforgivable treatment of her.And with Amy now having been forced to leave after Curtis decided to crack on with her friend right under her nose, we're extremely peeved that he's able to continue enjoying his time in the villa, with no repercussions.
He says, “The support has been incredible, I didn’t expect it it’s a bit weird and messed up because you get all of this fame and newspaper coverage but things like this happen all the time, but there shouldn’t be all this attention because of who someone is, the attention should be on that it shouldn’t be happening not because of who it happened to.
“I’ve learnt a lot from it, more to worry about then I’m late for work, or tied up in the smallest of things. You don’t need to do a lot more to life other than be nice protecting people.”
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So what is he looking for from the show?
“My dancing took up my whole younger life I wanted to pursue that and not do all of the partying – so yeah, I’m excited to be as going on dates, I haven’t done enough dating. I’ve focused on dancing all my life. I may be a bit rusty but I am who am. I don’t’ ever do one-night stands.
Love Island launches on Monday 3 June at 9pm on ITV2.