AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has opened up about discovering that someone had hired a hitman to kill her earlier this year.
Abbie, who's a dancer and met AJ on his Get On The Floor tour in 2018, revealed that a hitman had been offered somewhere between £10k - £20k to kill her after being hired on the dark web.
"It was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.
"I didn’t know what to do. I told AJ. He was like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening’. My heart literally dropped and I remember my legs were shaking."
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At the time, AJ, whose brother is former Love Islander Curtis Pritchard, and Abbie were performing in a pantomime version of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Now, AJ is starring on ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Abbie, 23, added that she never expected something like this to happen to her and had to play the threat down when telling her family so they didn't "come running" to where she was.
She went on to reveal that they went to the police and although they were forced to put in extra measures for protection during AJ's tour, unfortunately the police never located the person behind the threat.
"It was a scary situation and I know when we went onto the AJ Live tour we had to let every single venue that we went to know that this had taken place," she told The Sun.
Abbie continued, "We had to make them aware of the situation that your life had been threatened and you could possibly be in extreme danger and we had to bring in extra support and security.
"It was a crazy time, but I am very grateful we did put in that extra protection."
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It was a friend who informed Abbie of the threat, telling her that the hitman had been provided with all the dates of her upcoming performances.
Since this terrifying incident, Abbie has received more death threats through her social media.
She said, “I’ve had a few comments on my pictures where people write, ‘Die’, ‘I hate you’ and ‘Why are you still here?’
“Honestly, it’s the worst thing as I actually do read them, which is bad as AJ tells me not to."