Facts of Alex Joseph Pritchard
|Full Name||Alex Joseph Pritchard|
|Date of Birth||1994/11/5|
|Birth Country||United Kingdom|
|Birth Place||Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent|
|Father Name||Adrian Pritchard|
|Mother Name||Debi Pritchard|
AJ Pritchard’s Net worth and Occupation
AJ Pritchard is said to have a net worth of $500,000 and this is due to his talented dancer and TV host career. While he has never disclosed how much he was paid for his four-year tenure on Strictly, it is estimated that he was paid more than $50,000 a year. AJ also appeared on shows like Celebrity MasterChef, for which he would have earned a sizable fee.
In 2013, AJ and Chloe Hewitt auditioned for ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ receiving acclaim from both the judges and the audience. The duo advanced to the semi-finals before being disqualified.
Pritchard went on to compete in the 2016 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ created by Fenia Vardanis, Richard Hopkins, and Karen Smit is a popular British dance competition series that airs on BBC One. Celebrity contestants compete in a ballroom and Latin dance competition alongside professional dancers on the program.
The show has been on air since 2004, and 16 seasons have been completed to date, and Pritchard joined the cast of the show in its 14th season. He was partnered with Claudia Fragapane, an artistic gymnast who won four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in his debut year. She also competed for Great Britain in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She and Pritchard finished fourth in the race. Furthermore, the judges praised Pritchard for his creative choreography.
Mollie King, a singer-songwriter and former member of the girl group ‘The Saturdays,’ was his collaborator in the 15th season. It was revealed in April 2018 that she would co-host a show for BBC Radio 1 with Matt Edmondson. King and Pritchard are some of the most famous couples in the show’s history. When the show first aired, there were also rumors of a potential romance between them. Pritchard later explained that they were good friends. They were eliminated in the semi-final round, finishing fifth in the tournament.
Lauren Steadman won the gold medal in the 4100 m freestyle relay 34pts at the 2009 IPC World Championships (SC), and the silver medal in the Women’s PT4 at the 2016 Summer Paralympics was his partner in 2018. The duo was defeated in the semi-finals.
AJ appeared on BBC’s ‘Celebrity MasterChef‘ in September 2018 but left after his apple crumble enraged the judges. The next month, Pritchard appeared in the celebrity edition of ‘Hunted,’ alongside Louis Smith, to raise funds for the Stand to Cancer campaign.
AJ Pritchard’s Bio/Wiki
AJ Pritchard is the oldest son of Debi and Adrian Pritchard and was born on November 5, 1994, in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Curtis, his younger brother, is his only sibling. Adrian is a ballroom and Latin international choreographer as well as a dancer. He also teaches dance and serves as an adjudicator for athletic training for children, juniors, amateurs, and professionals.
AJ co-owns the Pritchards’ Dance and Fitness Academy with his partner, a Pilates teacher. His brother has followed in the footsteps of his father and brother into the world of dance. In 2017, Adrian and his wife Emily Barker competed on ‘Dancing with the Stars in Ireland. Later, he toured Natalie Lowe, Louis Smith, and Jay McGuiness in the stage show ‘Rip It Up.’
Pritchard started dancing when he was 12 years old, and his parents wanted to pair him with Chloe Hewitt, a student at their dance studio. In the months that followed, they represented Britain in several international dance competitions. From 2012 to 2014, they were the National Youth Latin Champions for three years in a row. They won the British Open Youth Latin Championships as well as the European Youth Latin Championships in 2015.
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