A. J. Pritchard Quotes

  • Me and my brother are so focused on working together, building our careers.

  • My brother and I had a wonderful mentor when we were younger who helped fund our dancing career so we could travel the world.

  • I like to be in bed by nine and asleep by ten. I like to wake up early, go to the gym at 7am, that's my regime.

  • I'm a very positive person, glass half full.

  • You can't be in the zone in front of 12 million people, you've got to be chill.

  • I exercise every day, whether it's weight sessions in the gym, runs wearing a 20kg weighted vest, or going for long walks.

  • I love being around gay people, going to gay clubs.

  • Food-wise I tend to eat pretty much what I want when I am remaining active so there are no secrets on that front, stay active and eat well and you will see results.

  • I think the best way to explain my brother is that he's infectious and everybody falls in love with him.

  • I don't see myself going back to 'Strictly' as a professional in the same capacity as I started. But I'll definitely keep dancing.

  • The good thing about Curtis is he's very confident and secure in himself, so he doesn't waste his energy on any negative comments.

  • I like my extreme sports.

  • I don't like to beat around the bush.

  • Perfect score... it should never happen! There is always room for improvement.

  • Peter Pan has been one of my dream roles since I was a child.

  • I like to be very, very regimented and very OCD in my routine.

  • This endless violence in the U.K. has to stop.

  • I am unbelievably competitive and whatever the challenge is, I will go for it. I will give everything 110 per cent.

  • There are dances you can do separately - your charleston, your jive.

  • For me, it's all about keeping an open mind; if you are always learning then you are always improving.

  • I do something to win it or I don't do it at all.

  • Why does everyone need to have a label?

  • The thing is, with doing our TV show 'Strictly,' and 'Stand Up For Cancer' and any shows I do for TV, it's always so positive.

  • I want to have my own brand and there were things I couldn't do because of the 'Strictly' brand and the time involved.

  • Within the dancing world, where we come from, there's a lot of same-sex partners as in, young girls dancing because there's not always enough boys to dance.

  • Gay, straight, young, older - everyone enjoys what I do.

  • I just live my life - but the support from the gay community is always fantastic. It's really great because they are always the best people to always be around.

  • If someone comes up to me and asks me for a photo, if they do it politely, I'm always going to say yes.

  • My brother is my best friend by choice and a superman.

  • You never know how times will change in where you are in your life.

  • When I do a job, I like to throw myself fully into it.

  • As long as you're happy, I think that is the main thing. It's something people forget way too often these days getting so stressed thinking about what other people's opinions are or what they need to do tomorrow.

  • With FutureLearn there are so many free courses and we like learning all the time.

  • Whatever I tackle I like to attack a situation, hit it head on, go for it.

  • Strictly' is so positive, we have so much fun doing a show like 'Strictly,' you don't have to worry.

  • I loved being a part of 'Celebrity MasterChef.' The process was scary and I was so out of my comfort zone but I've learnt so much. Doing something I'd never done before put me in the position of the celebs on 'Strictly' and because of that experience, I think i'll be a better teacher because of it.

  • I'm open to finding love.

  • I think that it is mad that everything always has to have a label - whether it be the clothes by designers, or whether you are in a relationship or not. Everybody always wants to have that label when it is not always necessary.

  • I did have to turn down things in the past, which I was upset about sometimes, but I understood I was part of 'Strictly Come Dancing.'

  • I know certain pro dancers would like to dance with a woman because that is what tradition is, and it kind of makes sense but it is very much down to someone's personal opinion of what Ballroom and Latin dancing actually is.

  • I've been smart with my money and own a property in London so I'm very happy, and I've got a nice car.

  • I think for me I was in kindergarten, so I was very young and my teacher acknowledged that I was very dyslexic when it came to reading and writing and processing that information.

  • I get to perform in front of millions of people on Saturday nights, I get to choreograph and dance and nothing can bring me down.

  • My aim for my dancing and fitness is to achieve flexibility in those disciplines so I am spending time to make sure I stretch after each workout or dancing session I do to give me further strength and ability.

  • I like to think I've got some nice glutes here.

  • I like to be very much in control.

  • People see me with sparkles and fake tan but nobody knows what I am like!

  • If I do the same thing each year, that feels like I am sat on a shelf, and mentally that wouldn't be wise.

  • I think for a female celebrity the Samba is one of the hardest dances to feel relaxed, to feel kind of sexy and running around the room doing the technique of a very hard dance.

  • The thing with perfection is that it's never perfect.

  • I'm super-hygienic.

  • I think the thing is resolving problems rather than letting them fester.

  • I care more about Curtis than I do about selfies and looking good.

  • It's always been a dream of mine to have my own show.

  • I'm ready to conquer anything thrown at me.

  • I don't give things up until I've conquered them and my focus went onto dancing and winning.

  • Dance is about portraying and telling a story and whether that be two males, two females, a group of guys, or a group of girls, it doesn't matter as long as the story is beautiful.

  • I've had four fantastic years on 'Strictly Come Dancing,' but for us it's about moving forward and the end goal is to present a shiny-floored Saturday night TV show that we all love, for example, 'Strictly,' 'Britain's Got Talent' - those sort of shows.

  • People are going to make their own minds up, and seeing how happy people are together and how much fun they're having, people are always going to think 'ooh are they in a relationship? They look so happy together.'

  • If I'm hungry, I get very angry. If I don't have caffeine, my coffee or my energy drink, I get even more angry. Then I like to snack, then I get more angry because I've had a snack.

  • I want to be one of those old-fashioned entertainers.

  • I really appreciate life and I never take anything for granted.

  • When it comes down to dance, dance is about movement to music.

  • Stick to your heart.

  • From the age of 12 when I decided to dance in high school, everyone was saying, 'Oh, you're a dancer,' and there was that kind of stigma about it.

  • Sir Bruce Forsyth, God rest his soul, he could dance, he could entertain, he could do whatever was asked of him.

  • For me, exercise is a form of meditation and I find it very calming.

  • I never try to look for love but sometimes it finds me.

  • When I am doing cardio I lose my muscle really fast because it just kills it. That's why I have to do weights in the gym: to ensure I don't lose my shape and can lift my dance partners above my head.

  • If you're gonna do a job, do it properly.

  • My dad told me, 'Whatever you do, don't dance. Do something else. Do anything else.' He knew how much hard work you have to put in, how hard it is to make a living, and he didn't want me to do it.

  • Seeing my dad crying is the worst.

  • We should all just do what makes us happy and be open.

  • I won't miss Monday morning rehearsals in a freezing studio at 8 A.M. I will happily never do that again.

  • People ask me all the time what do I do workout-wise and how I keep in shape.

  • I went to see 'The Greatest Dancer' when it was filmed in Birmingham. And they announced the show's judges' names and then Curtis' name. The crowd went wild.

  • When you're out dancing, you could be anywhere in the world, but it's only the dance that matters.

  • Some days I would work 18-hour days because I was dancing and choreographing.

  • If I post something on social media, like Instagram or Twitter, I never actually read the comments.

  • I exercise to stay physically fit.

  • It doesn't bother me or Curtis being questioned about our sexuality and it probably happens more because we're dancers. That stereotype is disappearing, but people always made ignorant, short-sighted comments when we were growing up.

  • When you do 'Strictly,' you're kind of restricted. You have to dance for 90 seconds, you have to choreograph for your partner.

  • I'm good at keeping my physical health. My brain is not allowed to have injuries, neither is my body.

  • Who wouldn't fall in love with me?

  • Doing 'I'm A Celebrity' is a childhood dream come true.

  • I watched 'Strictly' and thought, 'That's pretty cool.' But as a child, this was the show that I was like, 'Oh, my god. I want to go on 'I'm A Celeb.''

  • I want to show people what I'm about - not just, 'Here's my celebrity partner this year that I'm going to showcase.'

  • I'm very proud of what I do and anything I do I represent, I feel like myself and my brand and if somebody's trying to be negative, I don't really read comments online.

  • Focus is the secret to success. Focus and enjoying whatever it is you're doing.

  • When I was asked to take part in 'Celebrity Hunted' I jumped at the chance, who wouldn't want to run wild around the U.K. for two weeks being chased by a top secret service type team, whilst raising money for a cause very close to my heart - cancer.

  • People ask me who I'd like to dance with. I think that Lucy Fallon - she's seems... She's a good height. I saw her at a party once and I thought, blonde, yep - perfect. Lifts, we could work it.

  • I feel really passionate now that talking with family, friends, or a counsellor is the way to deal with negative situations and difficult times.

  • My view is, for example with Ballroom and Latin, they do same sex competitions for under 12s and there are usually more girls than boys who want to dance and so there would be all-girl partnerships.

  • At the end of the day, I'm my own person.

  • Honestly my brother has always supported me through everything and I can't wait to support him 100 per cent.

  • I've got a tattoo, my mum's fine with that.

  • Things always change and you can't ever say never, because you don't know what is around the corner.

  • I think Phillip Schofield would be great on 'Strictly.' He got up on 'This Morning' once with Holly and did a bit of a boogie and he can dance, and he is entertaining, and he is such a nice guy.

  • I had four fantastic years on 'Strictly' and they were honestly the best moments of my life - meeting friends, just seeing the whole team work.

  • I'm the sort of person - for example coming off 'Strictly' - I make decisions, then I just deal with them and I go with them 100 per cent.