Strictly stars who refused Covid jab should be AXED from main line-up, says ex-pro AJ Pritchard and brother Curtis

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Ballroom dancers AJ and Curtis Pritchard slammed the pros who strictly put themselves in trouble by refusing to take their Covid jabs.

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TV stars – who championed the Jabs Army campaign – called on those who turned down the life-saving vaccine to be AXED from the main line-up of the BBC show.

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Ballroom dancers AJ and Curtis Pritchard slammed the strictly professionals who denied the Covid jab.
Curtis is urging under-30s to get fully vaccinated so their lives can get back to normal as soon as possible

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Curtis is urging under-30s to get fully vaccinated so their lives can get back to normal as soon as possible

Curtis, 25, said celebrities paired with un-waxed dancers should be allowed to dance with one of the many reserved professionals who are double-jaded and waiting in the wings.

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He added: “There are always reserved professionals out there, there just aren’t.

“So if they’re looking to pull the show I don’t think it should be. Maybe take off the pros who can’t get the jab. But don’t get rid of them or fire them. Shows always have reserves.” .

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“So bring on the guys who’ve jab this year. Keep the other guys on the reserve list.

“They’re still part of the program, and the show can go on and on.”

AJ, a Granthshala Jaws Army supporter, said during an interview on Good Morning Britain today: “I can only say personally, our actions speak louder than words.

“We’ve been to and helped vaccination centers, helping people get jabs, we’re both double jab. We feel like the entertainment industry, the vibrant spirit is helping it get back up and running the jab.

“We believe it helps and it’s safety first.”

Earlier this month, we revealed how at least three pro dancers have refused vaccinations.

But confused owners fear that more dancers may be vulnerable and sources say they have “no clue” who has the Covid-Jab or not.

“The simple truth is that the BBC doesn’t know who has been vaccinated or not,” the insider said.

“It’s supposed to be three but it could easily be doubled. There are very strict rules about this and no one is being asked to officially disclose their vaccine status.

“It’s a ridiculous situation that the BBC has boxed itself in. It’s just a drip of revelations about people being exposed. There just needs to be a meeting where everyone can sit down and ask about it.”

“It’s not about forcing people to get vaccinated. But if some aren’t choosing then at least everyone has a right to know about it. The BBC is effectively trying to keep the show COVID-free. trying to make policy when they have no real clue of the scale of the problem they are currently facing.”

Many employees have also been left concerned over the fact that stars were being allowed to move in and out of Strictly Bubble to participate in pantos.

Strictly speaking owners have 'no clue' which pro dancers got vaccinated

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Strictly speaking owners have ‘no clue’ which pro dancers got vaccinatedcredits: PA
The show started over the weekend - with the first live show on Saturday

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The show started over the weekend – with the first live show on Saturdaycredits: PA

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