Fury and Pritchard are to feature in The Boxer & The Ballroom Dancer.
“I am so excited to have my own show coming on ITV2 with my best mate Tommy. It is a dream come true. I am so up for the challenge and cannot wait to get in that boxing ring. I have been training with the best of the best and am looking forward to showing everyone my boxing ability!” – Curtis Pritchard
Not only did Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard find romance with Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins in the Love Island villa this summer; they also found a bromance. For this brand new three-part series coming to ITV2 later this year, the pals will undertake a new challenge as they switch jobs.
Professional boxer, Tommy, will be swapping his boxing gloves for dancing shoes as he’ll take to the floor, training with a professional dancer for a ballroom competition
Meanwhile, former Dancing With The Stars professional, Curtis, will be entering the boxing ring. The gloves are off and he’ll be doing the rounds with a boxing coach – and have a little bit of help and guidance from world champ, Ricky Hatton – to get him ready for the fight of his life.
Girlfriends, Molly-Mae and Maura, will be supporting the boys as they discuss the trials and tribulations of learning a new skill that is so far out of their comfort zone.
“I am loving taking on the challenge of swapping my boxing gloves for dancing shoes and to do it all alongside my mate, Curtis, has been amazing. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard for!” – Tommy Fury
Curtis quit RTÉ’s version of Strictly Come Dancing – Dancing with the Stars – earlier this year having been with the show for three years. He told RSVP Magazine that he ‘loved every single minute of it’ and it had been ‘a massive part of his life’ but it was time to move on and try new things. Other changes at the Irish show saw its sister programme Can’t Stop Dancing axed for its forthcoming series.