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I’m A Celebrity’s AJ Pritchard marks Remembrance Day with soldier uniform snap as it’s revealed he has coronavirus


I’M A Celebrity’s AJ Prichard marked Remembrance Sunday with a photo of himself in soldier uniform as it’s revealed he’s battling coronavirus.

The 26-year-old star shared a throwback to his role in Strictly Come Dancing’s moving group performance for the poignant day last year.

AJ shared this poignant throwback to his time on Strictly

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AJ shared this poignant throwback to his time on StrictlyCredit: Instagram

In the black and white snap, AJ is lifting his hat while sat on a bench on the dance floor – which was made to look like a train station.

He is smiling at the camera, with some of his fellow pros visible in the background.

AJ captioned the post: “Lest we forget… #lestweforget #rememberanceday Thank You 🙏🏻”

The star quit the BBC One dance show earlier this year to focus on new opportunities, which included a stint in the upcoming series of I’m A Celeb.

The star was due to take part in I'm A Celeb, which launches next week

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The star was due to take part in I’m A Celeb, which launches next week Credit: Getty Images – Getty

However, The Sun revealed yesterday that AJ’s involvement in the show is “in jeopardy” as he tested positive for coronavirus just days before the show’s launch.

The dancer is currently isolated with his girlfriend Abbie – close to the North Wales castle where filming was due to start on Friday.

A source told us: “This is the last thing anyone wanted.

“It has been a shock to AJ as he’s been feeling fine and following the precautions.

He has tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating with girlfriend Abbie

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He has tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating with girlfriend AbbieCredit: Instagram

“Everyone is on tenterhooks. Like the other contestants AJ had a routine Covid test, which came back positive. He will have another one before going in.

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“The ITV production team have gone to incredible lengths all year to make sure everything is carried out safely and with as minimal risk to the cast and crew as possible.

“There is little room for error. If several stars are struck down, particularly one of the older ones, then it would throw the whole show into jeopardy and be very problematic.”

ITV said: “We can confirm that a member of the cast has received a positive Covid result and that individual is self isolating where we are giving them all the support that they need.

I'm A Celeb kicks off next Sunday in Wales instead of Australia

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I’m A Celeb kicks off next Sunday in Wales instead of AustraliaCredit: Instagram
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“I’m A Celebrity has robust health and safety measures and protocols in place in order to operate safely within Covid guidelines.”

Despite the pandemic bosses were determined to press ahead with this year’s 20th series, hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

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Filming has moved from the Australian jungle to Gwrych Castle, North Wales due to travel restrictions.

I’m A Celeb will kick off next Sunday at 9pm on ITV – but whether AJ will be joining this year’s other stars, including Shane Richie and Vernon Kay, remains up in the air.





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