AJ Pritchard’s nan has sadly died – but brother Curtis has revealed he won’t be told until he’s out of I’m A Celebrity.
In a statement posted online, Love Island star Curtis broke the news to his followers this his grandmother Angela Gratton died on Friday at the age of 93.
Crediting 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 continue his time on I’m A Celebrity.
AJ was aware before entering the ITV reality show that his nan was unwell.
‘It is following our grandad’s wishes that myself and AJ are to carry on with the current projects we are committed to,’ he explained in the long statement.
‘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.’
‘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.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted I’m A Celebrity reps for comment.
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues nightly at 9pm on ITV.
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