We're used to seeing Whitchurch dance star AJ Pritchard in some outlandish outfits – but we've never seen him quite like this before.

The former Strictly star turned I'm A Celeb contestant has posed as Joe Exotic – from hit Netflix documentary Tiger King – for Heat magazine's annual Stars Dress Up photoshoot.

Joe Exotic became one of the most recognisable faces in showbusiness when the documentary, which explored the strange rivalries between big cat owners in the USA, aired during the first lockdown this year.

And AJ wore a platinum blonde wig and a sequined shirt to impersonate the big cat enthusiast, who was interviewed from jail during the series for attempting to have his rival Carol Baskin assassinated.

Pritchard said: "Of course I watched Tiger King – I got into it way too much. Joe Exotic or Carole Baskin? I'm on Joe's side – look at me, I wouldn't do this for many people!

"The wig is more than a statement, it's a way of life. I also love a jazzy shirt. When you see me wearing this on Instagram, you'll know I've really taken to it – probably a bit too much."

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Alan Carr as Joe Biden

Elsewhere, TV presenter Angellica Bell said it was a "real honour" to dress up as US vice president-elect Kamala Harris.

The former CBBC host donned a white jumpsuit to impersonate Ms Harris, while comedian Alan Carr dressed up as her running mate and president-elect Joe Biden.

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Angelica Bell as Kamala Harris

Bell, who co-presents ITV's The Martin Lewis Money Show, said: "I just thought it was a real honour, because she's amazing - such a trailblazer, and someone we can all look up to."

Carr, who wore a dark suit with grey hair to get the look of Mr Biden, said: "This photo symbolises so much hope, so it was a no brainer to do this year. And I thought I've got to get Angellica Bell, one of my best friends, to be Kamala."

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