SIBLING telly duo AJ Pritchard and brother Curtis are joining soap Hollyoaks, HOAR can reveal.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star and Love Island hunk have agreed to appear in the long-running Channel 4 show and will appear on screen in the coming weeks.
HOAR understands AJ, 26, has already filmed his first scenes on the Chester-based programme, and Curtis, 24, will follow suit in the coming days.
They will play a pair of on-screen twin brothers who will be involved in the grand opening of a dance school opened by newcomer Trish Minniver, played by Loose Women’s Denise Welch, 62.
It’s a first on-screen acting role for both of the brothers.
A source said: “It’s an unlikely move by the brothers but they’re up for trying new things.
“It was an idea mooted a little while ago and both parties seemed keen, so they’ve made it happen.
“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.”
Talking about their upcoming appearances, AJ said: “I can’t believe we will be featuring on Hollyoaks, we have grown up with the show on TV and it’s always been one of our favourite serial dramas. Our characters are fantastic, and we can’t wait for everyone to see how we bring them to life.”
Curtis added: “I am so excited to be working with my brother AJ on a show we grew up watching! I am also excited to continue our journey together with Channel 4 and E4.”
AJ quit Strictly Come Dancing last year to pursue other TV opportunities alongside his younger brother, who found fame on ITV2 dating show Love Island.
The elder of the two brothers, who hail from Stoke-on-Trent, then appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! finishing sixth in the first series not to be held in Australia.
After Love Island, where he coupled up with Irish hothead Maura Higgins, he landed a job on the Greatest Dancer, before appearing on Celebs Go Dating and RU Paul’s Drag Race.
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