AJ: ‘We’re both sin­gle – who knows what will hap­pen…’

Mol­lie King’s Strictly part­ner on those ro­mance ru­mours

Heat (UK) - - This Week - Darryl White

When AJ Pritchard was part­nered with Mol­lie King on this year’s Strictly, the pro dancer couldn’t wipe the grin off his face. And who can blame him? Not only does he get to work with the hot Satur­days singer ev­ery day, the cou­ple are sec­ond favourites to win the show, thanks to 30-year-old Mol­lie’s pop back­ground. Al­most as soon as they were paired up, there were ru­mours of a ro­mance, so heat wanted to find out the truth when we spoke to AJ, 22…

How are you and Mol­lie get­ting on?

It’s fan­tas­tic. Train­ing is just a dream and we’re hav­ing so much fun in there.

You looked pretty pleased to get her…

I was so happy. She was who I wanted from the be­gin­ning, but un­til you’re told who you’re danc­ing with, you never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen.

Did you fancy her in The Satur­days?

I knew who she was and I’ve seen her per­form, but when I found out I was danc­ing with her, I went on Youtube and watched ev­ery sin­gle mu­sic video. I also watched the tours she did and the be­hind-the-scenes clips to see her per­son­al­ity. I was re­ally try­ing to find what makes her tick and what we can use in rou­tines. If peo­ple at home see her per­son­al­ity, they’ll fall in love with her.

So, what about the ro­mance ru­mours?

‘Train­ing is just a dream, we have so much fun’

We’re both sin­gle and hav­ing a fan­tas­tic time train­ing, but I’ve only known her for two weeks.

Could it progress?

Who knows what will hap­pen. You do get very close, and the sec­ond dance will be a com­plete change of moves, that’s for sure.

What about Gemma and Gorka? We heard she was the only celeb dancer in­vited to his birth­day party…

Ev­ery­one was at the ho­tel to­gether. It was just a nor­mal thing af­ter the launch, that’s all.

So, there’s noth­ing there, you don’t think?

[Eva­sively] I have no idea.

We’ve seen your to­p­less pic­tures on In­sta­gram – is there com­pe­ti­tion from the male dancers to look the hottest?

That’s al­ways go­ing on! That’s what keeps us so com­pet­i­tive. For a lot of our group num­bers, we have our shirts off, so that keeps us on our toes.

They look good on the dance floor

Thank the Insta gods for this shot

Match­ing smiles = meant to be

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