‘Strictly’ star AJ Pritchard 'accidentally reveals' he’s partnered with Saffron Barker

Lawrence Kim
August 30, 2019

The professional dancer and choreography appeared on BBC's The One Show on Tuesday 27 August to talk about the upcoming series and the red carpet launch that was filmed the day before.

While the announcement of who is teamed up with who is usually kept secret until the launch show, many people thinks AJ just let slip who his partner is - Saffron Barker.

Later, Pritchard started discussing his track record of reaching the semi-finals on the show, saying: "As they say, fourth year's a charm". Straight to the final.

The new season of Strictly Come Dancing hasn't kicked off yet, but new judge Motsi Mabuse has already asked fans of the show to forgive her.

AJ Pritchard says he thinks him and Saffron could make it to the final.


"They've just never come to fruition but I think with Saffron, we can make it to the final. There it is. I've thrown it out there".

Another said: "Why is AJ talking like he's got Saffron and they're gonna win?? Have I missed something?" a viewer wrote on Twitter during the show's broadcast. I'M GOING ON @bbcstrictly.

"I can't believe that I'm here". She also assured locals that regardless of what she first thought of the time, she respects the town's dance history, adding: "But what I'll also say, if you walk into the ballroom it's absolutely spectacular". "So I'm just hoping I don't redo that".

Earlier this month, Saffron said on Instagram about doing the show: "I am so excited I can't even tell you". This is such a dream for me. I am going to work so hard & can not wait to get on that dance floor and meet my partner! "And obviously all the glitz and glam". She went on: "Blackpool is absolutely huge in Strictly but when you come from South Africa and you have your first impressions and you arrive in Blackpool, well, it's different".

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