AJ Pritchard and girlfriend Abbie Quinnen cosy up for night in the West End

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AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen cosied up as they attended the first night of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London’s West End on Tuesday evening.

The event marked the reopening of the show, which has been on hold for a year amid the covid pandemic.

AJ was supporting his former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Shane Richie, who stars in the show. It was also the musical’s 1000th performance.

AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen cosied up as they attended the first night of Everybody's Talking About Jamie in London's West End on Tuesday evening

AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen cosied up as they attended the first night of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London’s West End on Tuesday evening

Also in attendance were most of the other campmates, who took part in the 2020 series in Wales.

AJ wore a suit in a grey-blue hue, over a crisp white Tee and trainers.

Abbie donned a black turtle neck with a matching blazer, with jade green hot-pants and pink strap heels.

She clutched a matching purse and wore her blonde locks loosely around her smiling features. 

Support: AJ was supporting his former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Shane Richie, who stars in the show

Support: AJ was supporting his former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Shane Richie, who stars in the show

Campmate: Vernon Kay was in attendance on Tuesday

Campmate: Vernon Kay was in attendance on Tuesday

Stopping by: Jordan North wore a black trench over a white shirt and dove grey slacks

Corrie star: Beverley Callard donned a baby blue blouse and a matching skirt

Stopping by: Corrie’s Beverley Callard donned a baby blue blouse and a matching skirt, while Jordan North wore a black trench over a white shirt and dove grey slacks

Date night: Giovanna Fletcher, who was crowned Queen Of The Jungle on the ITV endurance show, was accompanied by her singer husband Tom

Date night: Giovanna Fletcher, who was crowned Queen Of The Jungle on the ITV endurance show, was accompanied by her singer husband Tom

Vernon Kay was also in attendance, wearing a navy sweater, dark jeans and trainers, with a black coat.

Giovanna Fletcher, who was crowned Queen Of The Jungle on the ITV endurance show, was accompanied by her singer husband Tom.

While she wore a black dress over matching boots and a sweeping leopard print coat, McFly star Tom wore a striped polo shirt and petrol slacks. 

Chic: While she wore a black dress over matching boots and a sweeping leopard print coat, McFly star Tom wore a striped polo shirt and petrol slacks

Chic: While she wore a black dress over matching boots and a sweeping leopard print coat, McFly star Tom wore a striped polo shirt and petrol slacks

No stranger to the West End herself: Ruthie Henshall popped by in a white blouse with a pussy-bow detailing over jeans

Read all about it: Victoria Derbyshire wore a black and cream star-detailed dress, paired with a black leather jacket

Theatre buffs: No stranger to the West End herself, Ruthie Henshall [L] popped by in a white blouse with a pussy-bow detailing over jeans. Newsreader Victoria Derbyshire [R] wore a black and cream star-detailed dress, paired with a black leather jacket

Corrie’s Beverley Callard donned a baby blue blouse and a matching skirt, while Jordan North wore a black trench over a white shirt and dove grey slacks.

No stranger to the West End herself, Ruthie Henshall popped by in a white blouse with a pussy-bow detailing over jeans. 

Newsreader Victoria Derbyshire wore a black and cream star-detailed dress, paired with a black leather jacket. 

This comes after AJ and his brother Curtis reacted to the backlash they’ve faced for appearing in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

All smiles: The theatregoers looked pleased to finally back out in the West End

All smiles: The theatregoers looked pleased to finally back out in the West End

All smiles: The theatregoers looked pleased to finally back out in the West End

Starlets: Musical theatre stars Hayley Palmer and Larissa Eddie were also in attendance

Starlets: Musical theatre stars Hayley Palmer and Larissa Eddie were also in attendance

The brothers – who are professional ballroom dancers-turned-reality stars – play twins Marco and Jacob in the long-running soap; but their scenes have been going viral in the past weeks due to their ‘wooden’ acting.

Other soap actors – such as erstwhile EastEnders star Michael Greco and Hollyoaks’ own Parry Glasspool – have since hit out at the Pritchards, and slammed casting directors for employing them, when there are trained actors looking for acting jobs.

In a chat with OK! Magazine, Curtis, 25, has claimed he wasn’t aware of the slew of memes and clips circulating the internet branding their scenes ‘painful to watch’ as the brothers plot to ruin the career of dance teacher Trish, played by Denise Welch.

‘Up to this moment I felt absolutely nothing about it because I hadn’t realised anybody had said anything. We always get that, we always get different things and for me it’s always about positivity,’ he said.

Suited up: Tom MacRae and Dannie Pye turned heads in loud ensembles

Suited up: Tom MacRae and Dannie Pye turned heads in loud ensembles

'Car crash TV!' AJ and Curtis Pritchard have finally reacted to the backlash they've faced for appearing in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks

‘Car crash TV!’ AJ and Curtis Pritchard have finally reacted to the backlash they’ve faced for appearing in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks

AJ, 26, added: ‘I’ve learned to go for the positives and not the negatives. If someone’s got constructive criticism, 100 per cent that’s great, but if it’s just negativity then it’s not something I’m going to waste my energy and time on that.’

Two scenes in particular have courted attention online – with fans claiming they’re not sure whether the brothers are plotting to murder Trish or throw her a surprise party.

The boys are seen seething over her, with the latest viral clip featuring AJ dancing along the street having stolen Trish’s ‘little black book’ of contacts. 

Former EastEnders star Michael Greco, 50, who is best known for portraying Beppe DiMarco on the BBC soap between 1998 and 2002, branded their performance ‘shocking.’ 

'Hard to watch!' The brothers - who are professional ballroom dancers-turned-reality stars - play twins Marco and Jacob in the long-running soap; but their scenes have been going viral in the past weeks due to their 'wooden' acting [Curtis is pictured]

‘Hard to watch!’ The brothers – who are professional ballroom dancers-turned-reality stars – play twins Marco and Jacob in the long-running soap; but their scenes have been going viral in the past weeks due to their ‘wooden’ acting [Curtis is pictured]

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