Strictly fans confused after ‘spotting’ Curtis Pritchard in group dance routine

Strictly Come Dancing fans were baffled on Saturday after they seemingly spotted Curtis Pritchard in the opening group dance routine.

The professional dancers opened the first live show of the series with a sensational routine full of energy and sass.

Fans were distracted from the stunning performance after the thought they saw AJ Pritchard's brother on the dance floor.

Former Strictly dancer AJ, 25, quit the BBC dancing how last year to pursue a career in television.

Viewers were left confused as they thought AJ's dancer brother Curtis among the dance troupe.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Is that Curtis Pritchard I just saw dancing??"

Another added: "Is @CurtisPritchard dancing on @bbcstrictly."

A third person said: "Has Curtis taken her from AJ?"

While a fourth said: "I thought the new pro in blue was Curtis Pritchard for a minute and was so confused."

"Is that Curtis Pritchard on Strictly?" said a fifth viewer.

It actually turned out that the professional dancer looked like Curtis, but it wasn't actually him.

Curtis is a dancer and choreographer, known for his role as a professional dancer on the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars.

In 2019, he appeared in the fifth series of the ITV2 dating reality series Love Island, finishing in fourth place.

Curtis and AJ now have a podcast together and have shot a calendar together.

They're also going on tour together next year and hope to bag some TV presenting jobs.

AJ has ruled out a Strictly return, but he recently shared a sweet Instagram message ahead of the launch show.

He wrote: “Strictly was a time of my life that I will always cherish… making friends for life & working with the best professional dancers & choreographers in the World..

“Go Out there tonight & entertain the national, I’ll be watching on my sofa. Can’t wait to see PROFESSIONALs do what they have been training to do #savethearts #sing #dance #entertainment #live”."

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One on Saturday night

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