Sibling dance duo AJ and Curtis Pritchard are known respectively for their appearances on Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island.

They are coming to the Watford Colosseum as part of AJ’s self-directed and produced tour, AJ Live, on Thursday, March 12.

AJ, 25, first danced onto our screens in 2013 on Britain’s Got Talent when he and his partner, Chloe Hewitt, reached the live semi-finals. He is most well-known for his work as a professional on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, which he joined in 2016.

His brother Curtis, 24, is also a dancer, and is a professional on the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars. He is better known for coming fourth in the fifth series of Love Island with his partner Maura Higgins. He is currently the receptionist on The Greatest Dancer on BBC One.

We spoke to them about the upcoming tour, their careers, how they handle negativity online and their plans for the future.

What can people expect to see from your show?

AJ: I think the best way to describe the show is, obviously it is a dance show of 13 dancers, we’ve got a large video wall, we’ve got pyrotechnics, we’ve got live fire and live singers. It is that whole concert style plus we’ve got Curtis, I can’t leave him out! But really it’s all the best things you love about Strictly, the ballroom, the Latin but it’s also so much more with new styles like contemporary and commercial, plus it’s about our history and how we got into dancing. It’s really all about having fun.

What inspired you to do the show?

AJ: It’s a dream come true, to be able as a dancer to have your own tour, especially when you are also producing and directing the show. You can choose what songs you want, what dancers, what style and even the costumes, so I like being able to control all of that as sometimes on Strictly, you try and get something but you don’t always get what you want. So especially on this tour now, all my ideas and my notes for the last four years are all rolled into one show and put into two hours.

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Are you excited to bring the show to Watford?

AJ: I’m very excited to bring the show to Watford, especially because I haven’t actually performed at the Colosseum so I’m excited to perform there, as I feel like I’ve performed in every theatre across the country!

Curtis: The question is, is Watford excited for us to bring the show there?

Were either of you ever teased at school for being dancers?

Curtis: I don’t know if we were lucky or if we didn’t allow ourselves to be teased, obviously people call you names and that will always happen, but in the bigger picture, I never felt like we got affected in any way really. I think because we enjoyed doing it, we just didn’t allow anybody that said anything to get in our heads really.

AJ: I think our school was really supportive. They could see that we used to travel the world competing and we were doing it at a very high level so we’d always be in the dance show, or the school show.

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How do you both handle negativity online?

AJ: I think when it comes down to that side of things people are always going to have their comments so I don’t really take on board any of it to be honest, because we are too busy to take the time to read them and why would I waste any of my energy on negativity? Plus, you always remember the negative comments. So, if there is one negative out of a thousand positives, you will always remember that one negative, don’t try to bring yourself down by reading it.

Curtis: Just don’t read it. Don’t listen to it. I try not to read positive comments either because if you read positive it stretches you up and if you read negative it stretches you down and you feel like you’re not being yourself, I like to be me.

Have either of you got any more projects in the pipeline for later this year?

AJ: We’ve got a couple of things in the pipeline that we can’t talk about just yet, so you’ll have to wait and see!

Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Thursday, March 12, 7.30pm. Details: 01923 571102