https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2020/12/03/8495664028043492243/480x270_MP4_8495664028043492243.mp4I’m A Celebrity’s AJ Pritchard has spoken out after finally finding out about the death of his nan last week.
After his elimination from the Welsh castle last night, Strictly star AJ was told that his grandmother, Angela Gratton, had died on Friday at the age of 93.
At the time of her death, AJ’s brother, Love Island’s Curtis Pritchard, said his family had agreed that AJ should not find out until after he had left the I’m A Celebrity castle.
As a result, host Lorraine Kelly was one of the first to share her condolences to AJ, as he called into her chat show this morning, calling in from Carden Park in Cheshire now he’s out of the show.
In response, he told her: ‘Thank you very much for your concern Lorraine. Yeah, as a family, we’re very strong.’
Curtis broke the news about Angela’s death on Monday, and explained that AJ and the rest of the family had made decisions about what he would be told while staying in the I’m A Celebrity camp.
‘AJ […] 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,’ Curtis wrote.
‘As Grandad and Nanna would have wished for, AJ will stay in the castle and continue making her proud wherever she is watching from,’ he continued.
‘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.’
AJ eventually placed sixth on I’m A Celebrity, leaving last night, two days before the finale.
Speaking about his experience, AJ told Ant and Dec: ‘It feels like a celebration coming out of there, I am so happy for them and it’s nice coming out with Mo, friends for life definitely.
‘There are so many memories in such a short space of time, you go through it daily but one day feels like a week, it’s nuts.’
Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV.
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