I'm A Celeb's AJ Pritchard's won't be told his grandmother has died on show

Catherine Earp
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Photo credit: ITV/Shutterstock

From Digital Spy

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here contestant AJ Pritchard's grandmother has passed away while he is taking part in the show.

The sad news was revealed by the dancer's brother Curtis who added that AJ won't be told until he leaves the castle in Wales.

Writing on his Instagram, Curtis said: "It is following our grandad's wishes that myself and AJ are to carry on with the current projects we are committed to.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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"Grandad said to myself and AJ that it would break his heart for us to stop what we were doing as Nanna had such pride in our work.

"AJ therefore discussed with the family before entering the castle that if something did happen to Nanna whilst he was away, that he wouldn't want to be told until he left the castle and that in her honour he would complete his commitment to the show, with a view to doing her and the family proud."

He continued: "As Grandad and Nanna would have wished for, AJ will stay in the castle and continue making her proud wherever she is watching from.

"AJ has so much more to give to the show and we know that Nanna will be watching and guiding him throughout the final part of his journey on the programme.

"We know we have made the right decision for everyone involved."

Curtis added their grandmother, Angela Gratton, was 93 at the time of her passing, and she had been diagnosed with dementia 10 years ago.

"Nanna, words literally cannot describe how much I love you, and forever will love you and the memories of you. You really have been a massive part of my life and helped me to be the man I am today," he added.

I'm a Celebrity continues every night on ITV at 9pm, and The Daily Drop with Vick Hope continues at 5.30pm on ITV2.

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