RELIVE ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ PRO AJ PRITCHARD’S

The young British dancer celebrates his 24th birthday today (5 November).

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.

A little over two years later, and the Stoke-on-Trent-born dancer cemented his place at the top of our Strictly totem pole in September as one half of the show’s first ever same-sex professional dance routine.

AJ, who’s been been partnered with Paralympic star Lauren Steadman on the current series of the BBC dance competition, opened up about training for the breakthrough moment with Gorka Marquez as he posed for an exclusive shoot in our October issue.

To celebrate the young star’s 24th birthday today (5 November), we thought we’d relive his stunning shoot in full – and one thing’s for sure, Lauren’s a lucky lucky girl…

AJ wears vest by Soar Running at Mr Porter, shorts by 2XU, socks by Puma at Sockshop, trainers by Adidas

AJ wears shorts by Under Armour at Mr Porter

AJ wears shorts by Under Armour at Mr Porter

AJ wears vest by 2XU

AJ wears vest and shorts by 2XU

AJ wears shorts by Under Armour at Mr Porter, socks by Sockshop, trainers by Adidas

 

Photography: Markus Bideux

Styling: Nick Byam

Hair and grooming: Nibras, using Estee Lauder and Paul Mitchell

Fashion assistant: Hannah De-Castro

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