Stokie dancer AJ Pritchard has quit Strictly Come Dancing – to become a TV presenter alongside his brother Curtis.
AJ, 25, took to instagram to share his news.
He wrote: ‘I have some news for you all. Please see the below statement from my team – also sending my love to everyone in this difficult time, please keep safe. AJ x
The star, whose family live in Sneyd Green, had been a part of the BBC’s Strictly show for four years.
He began his Strictly career in 2016 and reached the semi-finals with Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane, 22, while last year he was partnered with YouTube star Saffron Barker and they came in sixth place.
A spokesman for the star said: “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.
‘He is excited for you all to join him on the next chapter of his journey.’
AJ’s brother Curtis, 24, appeared on Love Island last year and recently appeared on the Greatest Dancer as the receptionist. Also a professional dancer he also starred on the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars.