Dancer brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard have joined the cast of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

Their characters arrive just as dance teacher Trish (Denise Welch) is opening her dance school, with more details yet to be revealed.

AJ Pritchard, best known as one of the professional dancers on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, has begun filming.

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"We have grown up with the show on TV and it's always been one of our favourite serial dramas," he said.

"Our characters are fantastic, and we can't wait for everyone to see how we bring them to life."

Curtis Pritchard, best known for his work on RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars and as a contestant on 2019's Love Island, added: "I am so excited to be working with my brother AJ on a show we grew up watching! I am also excited to continue our journey together with Channel 4 & E4."

New episodes of Hollyoaks air weekdays on Channel 4, with repeats on E4. 

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