Our local Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard will take to the Blackpool Tower on Saturday.

The 23-year-old will dance the Charleston with partner Mollie King, 30.

AJ and Mollie told Whitchurch Herald readers: “Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting and voting and getting us to Blackpool!”

The couple said they are overwhelmed by the support they have received in the last few weeks.

Debi Pritchard, AJ’s mum said: “While Mollie keeps getting knocked back, she gets back up and fights - she really is on a journey and that is what we love to see. For a complete non-dancer, she is working so hard with AJ to improve each week.

“Please continue supporting them to get as far as they can in the competition.

“This week they will be dancing a Charleston to Wings by Little Mix in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom - a modern twist on a classic dance.

“Thank you again from AJ and Mollie and all at Pritchards!”

Strictly Come Dancing starts at 6.45pm and the voting opens at 8.05pm.