The girlfriend of I’m A Celeb star AJ Pritchard has spoken out to insist he is “100 per cent not gay”.
The former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer has previously declined to clarify his sexuality, making clear in a 2019 interview that he does not like to “label” himself.
However, with the dancer currently cut off from the world in the I’m a Celeb castle, his girlfriend has spoken out about speculation on the issue.
I’m A Celeb star’s girlfriend speaks out to insist he is ‘not gay’
In an interview with The Sun, Pritchard’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen said: “I am 100 per cent positive that AJ is not gay. But he doesn’t like to put labels on anything.
“He has said ‘love is love’ because he really does believe that ‘love is love’, and it doesn’t matter who you love, whether that be a girl or a boy.
“We have so many friends who are gay and we literally support them so much.”
She continued: “I support anyone who has a boyfriend and is a boy, and anyone who has a girlfriend and is a girl. I am absolutely all for it.
“I am most definitely straight but I do believe that love is love.”
AJ Pritchard has said previously he doesn’t want to define his sexuality
“From the age of 12 when I decided to dance in high school, everyone was saying, ‘Oh, you’re a dancer,’ and there was that kind of stigma about it.
“I try not to think about it. I just live my life – but the support from the gay community is always fantastic.”
Of gay fans, he added: “It’s really great because they are always the best people to always be around. I love being around gay people, going to gay clubs.
“Obviously in this industry there happens to be more gay people, so it just seems to work perfectly – and it helps with the sales for the calendar.”