Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard steals the spotlight as he covers the March 2019 issue of Gay Times. The 24-year-old dancer sports a Versace t-shirt and Topman joggers for the cover. Meanwhile, Jakub Koziel photographs Pritchard, while Umar Sarwar looks after styling.
Talking to the magazine about taking part in Strictly Come Dancing's first same-sex routine with partner Gorka Marquez, Pritchard explains,
I think coming from that routine, the audience reaction was definitely one hundred percent positive and I think that shows, not how far everyone has come, but rather how open-minded people are. It was great – why wouldn’t it be great? Why would people even think that it wouldn’t be good in the first place? I think that was the greatest response for me. Positive energy.
There was not even one negative thought from the pros, from the audience, from everybody that was in production. And I think that is what is really so good about a platform that is so powerful, that is Strictly, to have 12 million viewers every Saturday – which is unbelievable and it seems to be growing and growing from year to year – and to be using the platform in such a positive way.