AJ Pritchard’s grandad has paid tribute to his late wife and said one of her greatest pleasures was seeing her grandchildren ‘flourish in their careers’.
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star’s grandma died on Friday at the age of 93 – but brother Curtis Pritchard has revealed he won’t be told until he’s been eliminated from the castle.
Leslie Pritchard, who had been married to Angela for nearly 70 years, shared: ‘It is with great sadness that my beautiful wife Angela has passed away. She was the love of my life.’
He added to Stoke-On-Trent Live: ‘One of her greatest pleasures right until the end of her life was seeing AJ and Curtis as well as her other grandchildren flourish in their careers, and she made it clear she would hate for them to give up their dreams.’
Love Island star Curtis broke the news to his followers that his grandma Angela had died, and credited her as ‘one of the most inspirational people on the planet’.
Curtis then revealed his family’s wishes that AJ continue to stay in Gwrych Castle and fulfill his time on I’m A Celebrity.
AJ was aware before entering the ITV reality show that his nan was unwell.
‘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,’ Curtis explained in the long statement.
‘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.’
‘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.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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