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Where you heading, Curtis?

From playing Dick Whittington in Wycombe Swan's panto to BBC's The Greatest Dancer the Love Island star has been busy! He talks tans, secrets and AJ's budgie smugglers. Curtis, we're all ears.


Love Island contestant, Wycombe Swan panto star, younger brother of Strictly’s AJ and now The Greatest Dancer. The professional ballroom and latin dancer, 23, has been busy! He talks tans, secrets and AJ’s budgie smugglers to Muddy. Curtis, we’re all ears.


Tell us a secret.

If I told you then it wouldn’t be a secret. I don’t really have any, I’m a truthful man.


Go on! 

Ok, I’ll tell you one. When I was younger I drew AJ’s name on our family computer screen with a rubber to get him into trouble. Mum and dad went mad, sorry AJ!


Who’s the better dancer you or AJ? 

Technically it’s AJ, but on performance it’s definitely me. We’re quite competitive, if we’re doing something together then we both want to win.


Would you ever do Strictly with AJ? 

The end goal is to work together, but we want our own show. Strictly is incredible, but I don’t know.


Trunks or Speedos?

I’m a trunk type of guy. AJ on the other hand wears Speedos. I’ve dropped him in it there.


Love Island or I’m a Celeb?

I don’t really watch either.


So you haven’t watched yourself on Love Island?

No I haven’t, it’s 56 hours of footage so I don’t have the time. I like to rewatch myself dance or present, but I don’t want to watch something where I’m being my regular self.


What did you learn from being on the show?

Love Island is a unique and incredible place. I learnt that sometimes you have to go with your gut, even if it’s going to hurt someone.


So would you do anything differently?

Not at all – it’s put me in this position talking to Muddy!



What have you been up to since Love Island? Still have a tan? 

Loads! It feels like I’ve crammed two years of work into four months. I’ve done RuPaul’s Drag Race, presented in Lorraine, and I’m currently filming a new show with Tommy for December, The Boxer & The Ballroom Dancer. Tommy’s dancing and I’ll be boxing. The tan has definitely vanished, though.


What’s next for you?

I have a few things in the pipeline that I’m sworn to secrecy about. I’m doing a joint show, AJ Live, with my brother in March.


Words: Nancy Serle 


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