Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Curtis Pritchard has said he hopes to resume dancing next month following the nightclub attack which saw him and his brother, Strictly Come Dancing star AJ, assaulted in their hometown of Nantwich in the UK over the Christmas holidays.

The brothers were guests on ITV's This Morning on Wednesday, where they told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford about the attack and thanked people for their support.

Curtis, who is on crutches after undergoing surgery on his left knee, said he will not be able to walk fully for three weeks.

"It's three weeks before I can walk on it and four to five before I can start dancing on it," he told the programme. 

"But that's in a perfect world," said brother AJ. "It's about getting you fit and healthy now and having rehab."

Dancing with the Stars returns to RTÉ One this Sunday, January 6, at 6:30pm, with a replacement set to fill Curtis Pritchard's place as Holly Carpenter's dance partner. The new dancer will be announced on Friday.

The producers of the show for RTÉ, ShinAwiL, have said they "look forward to welcoming Curtis back when he recovers".

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