AJ Pritchard’s grandma has died but the dancer won’t be told until after his I’m A Celebrity exit as brother Curtis claims he would ‘want to do her proud’
AJ Pritchard’s grandmother has passed away – but the dancer won’t be told until after his exit from I’m A Celebrity.
His brother Curtis, 24, revealed the sad news that their grandma Angela died on Friday aged 93 and that his was his grandfather’s wish that he carry on, on the show.
The final will air on Friday and taking to his Instagram page on Monday, Curtis posted a picture of his nan, who suffered from dementia as he shared the sad new.
‘She’ll be watching and guiding him’: AJ Pritchard’s grandma has died but the dancer won’t be told until after his I’m A Celebrity exit as brother Curtis claims he would ‘want to do her proud’
Understanding: ‘AJ discussed with the family before entering the castle that if something did happen to Nanna whilst he was away, that he wouldn’t want to be told until he left the castle’
He said: ‘It is following our grandad’s wishes that myself and AJ are to carry on with the current projects we are committed to.
‘Grandad said to myself and AJ, , that it would break his heart for us to stop what we were doing as Nanna had such pride in our work.
‘AJ therefore discussed with the family before entering the castle that if something did happen to Nanna whilst he was away, that he wouldn’t want to be told until he left the castle and that in her honour he would complete his commitment to the show, with a view to doing her and the family proud.’
Lovely words: Curtis shared a lengthy post about his sad loss as he paid tribute to his nan who had dementia
He continued: ‘As Grandad and Nanna would have wished for, AJ will stay in the castle and continue making her proud wherever she is watching from.
‘AJ has so much more to give to the show and we know that Nanna will be watching and guiding him throughout the final part of his journey on the programme.
‘We know we have made the right decision for everyone involved.’
Curtis also expressed his heartache that only two family members were able to visit her in hospital before she passed away due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He also wrote: ‘Life is beautiful, life is incredible, life is magical… But sadly it doesn’t last forever. RIP, I love your Nanna.
Nail-biting: The remaining ten celebrities will continue to be evicted from the programme’s new location of Gwrych Castle in North Wales each night until the series finale on FridaY
Close: AJ’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen wrote some kind words in the comments
‘Nanna words literally cannot describe how much I love you, and forever will love you and the memories of you. You really have been a massive part of my life and helped me to be the man I am today.’
AJ’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen wrote in the comments: ‘What an incredible, beautiful, strong woman she was! She is going to be forever proud of you, Aj and Debi. Rest in perfect peace Angela ❤️.
Meanwhile, Ruthie Hensall became the second campmate to be eliminated from this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! during Sunday’s episode.
On her departure, the stage actress, 53, held back tears as she anticipated reuniting with her daughters Lily, 17, and Dolly, 15, stating: ‘I get to see my girls! As a mother you just think about the things you do wrong, not the things you do right.’
The remaining ten celebrities will continue to be evicted from the programme’s new location of Gwrych Castle in North Wales each night until the series finale on Friday, after parasport athlete Hollie Arnold was booted from the series earlier this week.
Brothers: AJ pictured with Curtis ahead of his stint in the jungle
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