AJ Pritchard opens up about his girlfriend's Abbie Quinnen's accident

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV - Shutterstock

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Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard has opened up about his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen's horrific accident, thanking fans for all of their support.

Various outlets reported over the weekend that Quinnen was taken to hospital with third degree burns and had to receive multiple skin grafts.

Now, on the latest episode of the AJ vs Curtis podcast, the dancer addressed the incident being made public, stating (at 5 minutes 12 seconds in): "It came out that there was an accident with Abbie.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

"And I just want to say just, for anybody that hasn't seen the story yesterday where Abbie had an accident, I'm just saying thank you for all the lovely messages and everything if you didn't see it in the newspapers.

"Thank you very much for all the love and support and the kind messages. I know we haven't replied to everybody but, yeah, thank you for that. And we will talk about it further down the line when we both feel comfortable.

"Just thanks for that love. It means a lot, your support, keeps us positive and keeps us all going."

After the incident, which took place back in January, Quinnen was treated at Ealing Hospital before being moved to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's specialist burns unit.

In a post on her Instagram, Abbie revealed she was trying to make a vase while following a YouTube tutorial when the accident happened.

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She thanked medical staff for their "incredible care and treatment" in her post.

Meanwhile, the brothers confirmed last month that they were joining the cast of Hollyoaks, with AJ sharing a first look at himself on set.

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