Who is AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen? Get to know the Strictly dancer's partner

24 July 2019, 14:15 | Updated: 24 July 2019, 14:18

Get to know the Strictly dancer's partner, Abbie Quinnen
Get to know the Strictly dancer's partner, Abbie Quinnen. Picture: Instagram

The Strictly pro recently confirmed his relationship with blonde bombshell, Abbie Quinnen.

Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard has recently confirmed he's in a relationship, after posting a sweet snap of him and girlfriend, Abbie Quinnen.

But who is Abbie and how did she meet AJ? Here's the lowdown...

Who is Abbie Quinnen?

According to Abbie's Instagram account, she is currently training at the Urdang Academy, an independent performing arts school based in Islington, London.

AJ's girlfriend, 23, is represented by Apollo Artist Management, which looks after rising stars in film, TV, theatre, musical theatre and more.

AJ and Abbie shared a sweet snap from their holiday to Crete earlier this month
AJ and Abbie shared a sweet snap from their holiday to Crete earlier this month. Picture: Instagram

When did AJ and Abbie start dating?

The Strictly star confirmed their relationship in early July, but the exact date they got together is unknown.

Having said that, he was first spotted with Abbie after Neil and Katya Jones' performance at Somnium: A Dancer's Dream in London.

At the time, AJ addressed the photos, saying: "I’m currently seeing another dancer [Abbie] but it’s very early days.

"I’m working constantly so I don’t get to see her too often, but I’m very happy."

The 24-year-old ballroom and latin dancer, whose brother Curtis is currently in ITV2 reality show Love Island, posted a cute couple pic of him and Abbie on holiday in Crete.

AJ captioned the sweet snap: "Feeling HAPPY," accompanied by a string of Emojis.

Abbie also shared the picture on her Instagram account, commenting: "Making memories."

Strictly's pro dancer also shared images of his mum and dad, who were also on the holiday in Greece, so it seems as though things are pretty serious between the pair.

When is Strictly Come Dancing back on?

The new series of the hit dancing show is set to return to BBC One in September, with a brand new line-up.

Last year, the stars taking part in the competition were announced at the end of August, so it is anticipated the show's bosses will reveal this year's line-up shortly.

Rumoured contestants include Alan Carr, Vogue Williams and Huw Edwards.