AJ Pritchard lines up girlfriend Abbie Quinnen for Strictly with ballroom lessons after her terrifying burns accident

AJ PRITCHARD is lining up his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen for Strictly Come Dancing after her terrifying burns accident.

The 24-year-old dancer was engulfed in fire after a social media video went wrong earlier this year.


But now after exposing the true extent of her burns injuries, Abbie says she's "doing so much better" and is now looking to the future.

"I’d love to be in Strictly," Abbie exclusively tells The Sun.

"That would definitely be a dream. AJ is actually teaching me to do ballroom and Latin at the moment."

Abbie says former Strictly pro AJ is a patient teacher.

"Because I am a dancer anyway, it feels so weird to learn a different style I’ve never learnt before," she explains.

He's an amazing teacher

"But I love it. It’s amazing, he’s very patient which is good.

"He’s an amazing teacher. He doesn’t get irritated if I can’t do the steps.

"I think I just make him laugh because I can’t do it properly!"

The couple, who recently celebrated their second anniversary, were filming a “life hack” video and were showing followers how to cut a glass bottle in half to be used as a vase.

Things went terribly wrong and set Abbie's her hair and clothing alight, which caused third-degree burns on her body.

The blonde beauty visited the hospital 20 times and has undergone three skin grafts since.

Opening up about the traumatic ordeal earlier this month, Abbie admitted that she she couldn’t help but lash out at her boyfriend.

She told The Sun: "I did everything to push him away from me. I felt so traumatised,  I hit out at the person who loved me the most.

I just wanted to hide from the world

“He was by my side from the moment I came out of hospital, cooking for me, rubbing creams and moisturisers into my scars four times a day, and telling me I was beautiful, not letting me lift a finger.

"He was keeping so calm and upbeat for me, but I was an emotional mess and I wanted him to be as devastated as I was.”

She suffered flashbacks to the petrifying moment she thought she was going to die and couldn't bring herself to look in the mirror during her recovery.

Abbie added: "I didn’t even recognise myself.

"All I could see were burns all over my face. I didn’t know if they would heal, I just didn’t want to look at myself or let anyone else see me.

“It was during lockdown, but the doctors decided I needed to have one visit. AJ came in to see me, but I refused to allow him into the room.

"I couldn’t bear for him to see me. I also told him I wasn’t coming home; I was going to move back in to my mum’s.

"I just wanted to hide from the world – from everyone.”

Abbie and AJ's relationship has gone from strength to strength after they started dating in 2019.

They met after she was hired as a dancer for his Get On The Floor tour.

The beauty recently thanked her beau for a lovely birthday trip away.

She shared some adorable snaps with her 83.5k followers and said: "Best birthday trip ever, thank you @aj11ace for making it so special."



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