|Birth||5 November 1994 (Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands)|
Alex Joseph "A. J." Pritchard (born 5 November 1994) is an English dancer and choreographer, best known as a professional dancer on the BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing. In 2013 Pritchard auditioned for the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent along with his partner Chloe Hewitt and reached the semi-finals.
Pritchard was born in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent. He began dancing at the age of 12, and his parents partnered him with Chloe Hewitt from their dance school. Together, they have represented Britain in dance competitions around the world, and won the National Youth Latin Championships for three consecutive years between 2012 - 2014. In 2015, AJ & Chloe also became the British Open Youth Latin Champions and the European Youth Latin Champions.
Britain's Got Talent
In 2013, Pritchard and his professional dance partner Chloe Hewitt auditioned for Britain's Got Talent, receiving acclaim from the judges and audience. The pair eventually made it through to the live semi-finals.
Strictly Come Dancing
In 2016 Pritchard appeared as a professional in the BBC dance show, Strictly Come Dancing for its fourteenth series. He was partnered with Olympic artistic gymnast Claudia Fragapane. They were eliminated in the semi-finals on the 11th December 2016, finishing in 4th place overall. In his first series, Pritchard received praise for his innovative choreography.
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judges' scores||Result||Score|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "What Makes You Beautiful"||6||6||7||7||None||26|
|2||Waltz / "You Light Up My Life"||6||8||8||8||Safe||30|
|3||Charleston / "You Give a Little Love"||9||9||9||9||Safe||36|
|4||Foxtrot / "I Really Like You"||6||8||8||8||Safe||30|
|5||Samba/ "Young Hearts Run Free"||8||7||8||9||Safe||32|
|6||American Smooth/ "Black Magic"||9||9||9||9||Safe||36|
|7||Paso Doble/ "Shut Up and Dance"||8||8||8||9||Safe||33|
|8||Viennese Waltz / "Breakaway"||9||9||9||9||Safe||36|
|9||Jive / "Mickey"||9||9||9||9||Bottom two||36|
|10||Argentine Tango / "Cry Me a River" |
Cha-cha-cha Challenge /" I Like It Like That"
|11||Salsa / "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"||9||9||9||10||Safe||37|
|12||Rumba / "Bleeding Love" |
Quickstep /" When You're Smiling"