AJ and Curtis Pritchard to play twin brothers in Hollyoaks after landing first acting roles

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AJ and Curtis Pritchard have landed their first acting roles in hit Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks where they will play twin brothers.

The real life brothers, best known for taking part in popular shows Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island, will arrive in the village this Spring.

While exact details about their top secret characters are being kept tightly under wraps for now, the soap has teased how the pair will make their entrance in Chester.

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The boys will turn up when dance teacher Trish, played by actress and Loose Women star Denise Welch, hosts the grand opening of her brand new dance school.

And AJ, 26, and 25 year old Curtis can’t wait to get properly started and stuck in with filming.

AJ said: “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.”

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The star, who last appeared on our screens in last year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, continued: “Our characters are fantastic, and we can’t wait for everyone to see how we bring them to life.”

Celebs go Dating star 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”.

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AJ has already been spotted filming their first scenes on set, including a behind the scenes look at the soap, while Curtis is yet to start.

Since the news was announced, AJ has taken to his Instagram account to tease fans of what they can expect.

Speaking to the camera, he said: “I am super excited to say that officially we are going to be on Hollyoaks.

“I’m not going to say our names, I’m not going to give anything away, but I’ve done my first days of filming, so I feel like I’ve lost my virginity.”

Curtis then adds: “I’ve not done my first day yet so I literally can’t wait to join the Hollyoaks family.”

“We used to watch this when we came home from school, we’d have dinner watching Hollyoaks. This is literally our debut acting on screens, I can’t wait!”

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