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AJ and Curtis Pritchard ‘are set to join Hollyoaks as TWIN brothers’

AJ and Curtis Pritchard are reportedly joining Hollyoaks for their first TV acting role.

The brothers, who have already appeared in hit shows such as I’m A Celebrity and Love Island, are said to be playing twins who help open a dance school on the soap.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s an unlikely move by the brothers but they’re up for trying new things.  

Ready for a new challenge? Showbiz brothers AJ, 26,  and Curtis Pritchard, 24, are reportedly joining Hollyoaks for their first TV acting role

‘AJ and Curtis are thick as thieves, and look identical, so playing a pair of twin brothers will be no issue at all.

‘They hope it’ll show a different side of them to one viewers of Strictly and Love Island have seen already.’

While the brothers also told the publication that they’re both excited to get going on the soap, especially as they ‘grew up watching’ Hollyoaks.

MailOnline has contacted AJ and Curtis’ representative and Channel 4 for a comment. 

Making moves: The brothers, who have already appeared in hit shows such as I'm A Celebrity and Love Island, are said to be playing twins who help open a dance school on the soap

Making moves: The brothers, who have already appeared in hit shows such as I’m A Celebrity and Love Island, are said to be playing twins who help open a dance school on the soap

It is thought that AJ, 26, has already shot some scenes for his character, while Curtis, 24, is set to get in front of the camera very soon. 

As twins on the show, AJ and Curtis are said to be helping to open a dance school ran by newcomer Trish Minniver, played by Denise Welch, 62.  

The talented brothers have already had lots of practice on TV, however this will be the first time they’re acting.

AJ shot to fame as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, which he left last year, and appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! before Christmas.

On TV: AJ shot to fame as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, which he left last year, and appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! before Christmas (pictured with Giovanna Fletcher and Jordan North in the Welsh castle)

On TV: AJ shot to fame as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, which he left last year, and appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! before Christmas (pictured with Giovanna Fletcher and Jordan North in the Welsh castle) 

While his younger brother Curtis become a household name after a stint on Love Island, where he was coupled up with Maura Higgins. 

He then bagged the role of receptionist on TV competition The Greatest Dancer and is also on the current series of Celebs Go Dating on E4. 

On a recent episode of the dating show, Curtis chatted about his ‘unhealthy’ relationship with his ex-girlfriend Maura.

The Love Island star also hinted at his feelings toward her new romance with her best friend Chris Taylor, who was their co-star on the 2019 series of the show.

Claim to fame: Younger Pritchard brother Curtis become a household name after a stint on Love Island, where he was coupled up with Maura Higgins (pictured together in July 2019)

Claim to fame: Younger Pritchard brother Curtis become a household name after a stint on Love Island, where he was coupled up with Maura Higgins (pictured together in July 2019)

Curtis spoke candidly on the subject of his ex to love gurus Anna Williamson and  Paul Carrick Brunson, after sharing a kiss with Kesia earlier this week.

Explaining that he has a ‘block’ in his head, Curtis said: ‘I’ve never ever thought I wanted to say bad things about anybody but my former relationship wasn’t the healthiest shall we say.’ 

He said: ‘She wasn’t my usual type, dead hot, fiery character and behind closed doors I’m a fiery character – in dance you have to be – and in the bedroom and stuff I am like that a little bit you know.’

Curtis and Maura dated for nine months after meeting on the show but went their separate ways in March last year. 

Open: Curtis opened up on his 'unhealthy' relationship with his ex-girlfriend Maura during a recent episode of Celebs Go Dating

Open: Curtis opened up on his ‘unhealthy’ relationship with his ex-girlfriend Maura during a recent episode of Celebs Go Dating

Maura announced her romance with Chris last November, and reflecting on the relationship, Curtis said: ‘Then with Maura it started to go downhill a little bit.

‘She is now in a relationship with her ‘best friend’ who came into Love Island and stated that he fancied Maura.’

Curtis put his hands up in quote marks when he said best friend, hinting at his feelings towards his ex’s new romance. 

Dating expert Anna Williamson told Curtis: ‘This baggage you’re carrying, we can see how hurt you have been.’ 

When Maura and Chris revealed their romance, Curtis revealed he felt ‘hurt’ and ‘betrayed’ after she shared news that she had moved on with their co-star 

Awkward! The former Love Islander also hinted at his feelings toward her new romance with her best friend Chris Taylor, who was their co-star on the 2019 series of the show

Awkward! The former Love Islander also hinted at his feelings toward her new romance with her best friend Chris Taylor, who was their co-star on the 2019 series of the show

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