Everything you need to know about Curtis Pritchard

What's he up to at the moment?

Curtis Pritchard

by Emma Dodds and Georgie Holland |

We cannot wait for the next series of Love Island to start and whilst we don't yet know the 2022 line-up, we've been looking through the Love Island archives and seeing what some of our faves from previous years are up to now.

Curtis Pritchard appeared in the 2019 series of Love Island, entering the villa on day two with Tommy Fury (strangest Love Island bromance yet?).

Curtis brought the drama from his very first day in the Love Island villa - especially after he broke the Internet with all his talk of The Eagle.

Curtis Pritchard Love Island 2019
©Curtis Pritchard © ITV

Where did Curtis Pritchard finish on Love Island 2019?

Curtis finished in fourth place alongside Maura Higgins on Love Island 2019. The two then dated for a while after the show but eventually called it quits after seven months when Curtis accused Maura of cheating on him.

Who is Curtis Pritchard?

Curtis Pritchard, similar to his brother AJ Pritchard, is a professional dancer. He previously worked on Dancing With The Stars Ireland, which is basically the Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing.

Are Curtis and Maura in a relationship?

Maura Higgins, Curtis Pritchard
Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard are now official ©Getty

Not any more. They split in March 2020.

And safe to say it was a pretty messy split with accusations of cheating from both sides.

What did Curtis say about his sexuality?

After leaving the villa, Curtis spoke to The Sun and revealed he's open to dating men in the future.

He told the publication, “I’ve been with women and I’m with a woman now. You can never put a label on anything. It’s a cliche to say, but love is blind. I can never ever say what will happen in the future. I wouldn’t rule anything out.”

Curtis Pritchard on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Curtis and his brother AJ Pritchard appeared on the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

Curtis' management wrote on Instagram, 'You betta werk!” So excited to tell you that Curtis and @aj11ace are part of the all new BBC3 Rupaul UK as the dance coaches and choreographers for series 1. This show is iconic around the world and to be part something so special is an honour for both brothers. Curtis and AJ shot this earlier this year and can’t wait for you to all see what they did with the Queens.

"Coming to @bbcthree this Autumn, make sure you tune in to see @rupaulofficial crown the UK’s First Drag Superstar!" [sic]

Is Curtis Pritchard on The Greatest Dancer?

In 2020 Curtis, despite his dancing background, appeared on The Greatest Dancer as the show's new receptionist.

How old is Curtis Pritchard?

Curtis is AJ Pritchard's younger brother. His birthday is 8th February 1996 and he's currently 25 years old.

Where is Curtis Pritchard from?

Although official Love Island information tells us that Curtis is from Shropshire, his Wikipedia page (yes, he's got a Wikipedia page) says he's from Stoke-on-Trent, which is in the nearby county of Staffordshire. Hmm.

Who else has Curtis Pritchard dated?

Curits dated his Dancing With The Stars co-star Emily Barker for two years, having been dancing together since the age of 12, but it was reported on 5th January 2019 that he had split up with her.

Curtis spoke out about Emily before heading to Love Island, saying, "My ex-girlfriend was my dance partner. We danced with each other from when we were twelve until we were fourteen, we were the champions. When we got older, we both ended up doing Dancing with the Stars in Ireland and got into a relationship.

"You spend a lot of time with each other when you’re dancing together. You’re always in a close proximity so it would be weird not to get feelings even if it’s just to be a best friend or if it’s to fall in love."

Prior to entering the Love Island villa, Curtis also revealed a little about his dating history, admitting he's NEVER been on any dating apps! "I have lived a very sheltered life because of my dancing, I’ve not done a lot of going out partying, going on dates because I haven’t had time to. Being truthful I’ve probably been on less than ten dates, maybe five dates.

"I have never met anyone online, I’ve never used a dating app. I’ve met everyone in person, which I think is better. All of this meeting people on social media and apps is fake. People portray their life how they want it to be and it isn’t how they truly are. I like to meet people in real life."

Although they were technically only half-boyfriend and girlfriend, Curtis dated Amy Hart during his time in the villa before his head was turned by Jourdan Riane and we had the now infamous scene, "I was coming back here to tell you I loved you!" ICONIC.

Since Maura Higgins, Curtis has seemingly dated a couple of girls including Amber Pierson and appeared on Celebs Go Dating.

He is apparently currently in a relationship with his Cinderella co-star Sophie Sheridan although the two haven't confirmed anything.

Who was in Love Island in 2019?

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Age: 22From: Dublin, IrelandOccupation: scientist Celebrity crush: Anthony JoshuaYewande was the fifth Islander to leave the villa after Danny decided to recouple with Arabella, leaving the scientist single. She's since revealed the one mistake she made during her time on the show and reunited with Arabella on Aftersun.

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Which other TV shows has Curtis Pritchard been on?

Curtis rose to fame after taking part in the first ever Irish series of Dancing With The Stars. He returned for the 2018 series, and was set to take part in this year's series too - but he was the victim of a horrific attack on a Christmas night out with his brother, which meant he was unable to be involved.

He has also appeared on the celebrity version of Hunted for Stand Up 2 Cancer with AJ in 2018.

What happened with Curtis and AJ Pritchard's attack?

AJ and Curtis were enjoying a Boxing Day night out at Nantwich club Nakatcha when they were the victims of an "unprovoked attack" in the early hours of 28th December 2018. Curtis was forced to undergo an emergency operation to correct damages and AJ had bruising to his face, arms, body and legs.

A spokesman for the brothers told Mirror Online, "AJ and Curtis were assaulted whilst on a night out with two friends on the 27 December 2018 in an unprovoked attack in Nantwich, Cheshire.

"Curtis is due to undergo an emergency operation in the next few days to correct the damages he has sustained to his knee, he is also recovering from injuries to his eye and face. AJ received bruising to his face, arms, body and legs. Statements have been given to Cheshire Police and they are currently undergoing an investigation."

Unsurprisingly, this reportedly left AJ "afraid to leave the house", and AJ then revealed exactly what happened in an interview on New Year's Eve, "Curtis risked his own dancing career to save mine as he threw himself in front of the attackers so they couldn’t get to me.

"He was thinking of both my dancing career with my legs and my TV career with my face. He tried to protect me and in doing so saved my life and my legs from danger. I soon realised there were no winners in this scenario. I just wanted us both to come out alive. I care more about Curtis than I do about selfies and looking good."

Curtis added, "It could have been fatal" before explaining, "There were about eight lads on two of us and we’re not fighters. We’re not there for a fight. We don’t want to cause trouble.

"We were just minding our own business, then all of a sudden there was a load of lads around us. I just felt a hard, violent push on my left side, as if someone had lunged at me, and that’s when it all kicked off."

The brothers then appeared on This Morning on 2nd January 2019, and Curtis explained what they thought made the culprits attack, "I can only say it was maybe jealousy. AJ was getting photos from people," as AJ agreed, "Doing our TV show, Strictly, it's always so positive. It's never a negative light. The sad thing in this case - if someone comes up for a photo politely I will always say 'yes'.

AJ and Curtis on This Morning in January 2019
©AJ and Curtis on This Morning in January 2019 © ITV

Is Curtis on a show with co-star Tommy Fury?

Curtis Pritchard, Tommy Fury
Curtis Pritchard and Tommy Fury spin off show ©Getty

Curtis and his former co-star and finalist, Tommy Fury, starred in a spin off show called The Boxer and The Ballroom Dancer.

The show followed them swapping their day jobs with highlights of their (long gone) bromance.

Their girlfriends, Maura and Molly-Mae Hague also featured on the series to show their support.

How can I follow Curtis Pritchard on social media?

You can get Curtis on Instagram with the handle curtispritchard12 and Twitter with the handle CurtisPritchard.

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