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Saturday 23rd March 2019

Strictly's AJ Pritchard gets sassy after suffering embarrassing TV snub

Not everyone appears to be a fan of the pro dancer

AJ Pritchard was left red-faced on Friday night after an embarrassing Strictly-related snub.

The professional dancer, 24, was part of the Comic Relief telethon team as a host of stars spoke to members of the public.

Sandwiched between X Factor's Fleur East and Steps star Claire Richards - and sat in front of Ore Oduba and Scarlett Moffatt - AJ shared a series of clips from the night on social media as they took calls and donations.

The professional dancer revealed the snub on his Insta Stories (Credit: AJ Pritchard/Instagram)

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In one video, AJ told his 360,000 Instagram followers that a caller didn't have a clue who he was!

The dancer said: "Ready to answer calls, making it happen... slightly amusing sometimes because one of the ladies who answered the phone was like, 'Oh, so what do you do?'

She was like, 'Oh, so what do you do?'

AJ went on, "I said I dance, and she said, 'Oh. I don't really watch that show.'

"I was, like, 'Maybe try watching it this year, then you'll know who you're talking to.'"

A host of stars took part in the telethon (Credit: AJ Pritchard/ Instagram)

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His last sassy comment left neighbour Fleur, who shared her own series of clips from the day, looking a little gobsmacked.

AJ, who had been busy taking part in Comic Relief all day, later revealed the huge amount of money that was raised.

"Yesterday was an 18hr day for @ComicRelief - the generosity of you beautiful people raised over £63 million," he wrote.

AJ in action on Strictly Come Dancing (Credit: BBC)

Meanwhile, one of the major highlights from the evening was the Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion special.

Teary viewers described it as "brilliant", while another said it was "everything that a Comic Relief sketch should be."

The update saw the return of many of the stars of the original 1994 love story, including Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, and Kristin Scott Thomas - with special appearances from film stars Lily James and Alicia Vikander.

The reunion was a Comic Relief highlight (Credit: BBC)

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The new story saw Lily and Alicia's characters marry in a church, with the original cast all watching on.

The sketch, called One Red Nose Day & a Wedding, saw Hugh and Kristen's characters, Charles and Fiona - parents of the brides - watching on proudly.

Another viewer commented: "One Red Nose Day & a Wedding was everything that a #ComicRelief sketch should be: heartwarming & nostalgically funny. Richard Curtis sure knows how to write wedding receptions—even in a short time slot! Please support @comicrelief #RedNoseDay2019."

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