Strictly Come Dancing's AJ and Love Island's Curtis Pritchard are joining Hollyoaks as twin brothers

Louise McCreesh
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AJ and Curtis Pritchard are joining Hollyoaks!

The Sun reports the former Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island contestants have signed on to play twin brothers who help Trish Minniver (Denise Welch) open a dance school on the Channel 4 soap.

In real life, AJ is 26 years old and two years older than 24-year-old Curtis.

Their roles will mark the first time either brother has acted onscreen.

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

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"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," AJ said.

"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."

Their casting follows AJ quitting Strictly Come Dancing last year to pursue new opportunities and appearing on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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It also follows Curtis revealing he no longer speaks to the Love Island stars from his season.

Before Love Island, he appeared as a professional dancer on the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars. He can currently be seen in Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion.

Hollyoaks airs on Channel 4 and E4.

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