Love Island besties Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard have confirmed they will star in a new reality series, which will see them being pushed out of their comfort zones by swapping professions.
The 20 year old boxer and 23 year old ballroom dancer will put their skills to the test as they switch jobs in the new ITV2 series.
Professional dancer Curtis, who is dating Irish beauty Maura Higgins from the show, will enter the boxing ring and do rounds with a boxing coach, and get some support from Ricky Hatton as he trains for his very own fight.
He said: “I am so excited to have my own show coming on ITV2 with my best mate Tommy.
“It is a dream come true. I am so up for the challenge and cannot wait to get in that boxing ring.
“I have been training with the best of the best and am looking forward to showing everyone my boxing ability!”
Meanwhile, Tommy, will be swapping his boxing gloves for dancing shoes as he practices for a ballroom competition.
Tommy, who recently announced his return to the ring in December, said: “I am loving taking on the challenge of swapping my boxing gloves for dancing shoes and to do it all alongside my mate, Curtis, has been amazing.
“I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard for!”
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The start date for the three-part ITV2 series is yet to be confirmed, but the programme is set to air later this year.
They won't be the only Love Island favourites to reunite on screen, as Tommy and Curtis’ girlfriends Molly-Mae Hague, 20, and Maura, 28, will appear on the show to support their boyfriends.
The two Love Island lads found love and a solid friendship in one another when they entered the ITV2 villa in the summer.
The pair captured the nation’s hearts as they supported one another through the ups and downs of the show.
They were so popular that they both went to the final in their couples, with Curtis and Maura finishing fourth and Tommy and Molly-Mae finishing in second place.
ITV’s commissioning editor for factual entertainment, Amanda Stavri, said of the new show: “This year’s Love Island bromance brought together two lads from completely different worlds.
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“Now, they’re being parachuted into each other's lives with hilarious consequences, as Tommy hits the ballroom dance floor and Curtis gloves up in the boxing ring.”
Since leaving the villa, the lads’ romances have blossomed, with Tommy moving into a luxury Manchester apartment with Molly-Mae and Curtis asking Maura to be his girlfriend.
And the future seems bright for both couples as Maura recently revealed a psychic predicted Curtis will pop the question “within six months”.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “I met this psychic who claimed Curtis would propose to me within six months.”
She also opened up about their romance, adding: “We spend time together. Some nights we just want to chill out in front of the TV, then other times we might go on a date night. It’s going really well actually.
“We’re both lucky. We’re very, very busy and the most important thing is we make time for each other.
“We do see each other, not as much as we hoped but we do see each other.”
Teasing future plans with her ballroom dancing beau she said: “Will the future involve me and Curtis living in a cottage in the country somewhere with a couple of little Pritchards running around, or will I still be partying in the West End? Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see.”
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