Strictly Come Dancing stars banned from showing off tattoos
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 October 2017
Disney banned the 'Strictly Come Dancing' stars from showing off their tattoos during last week's show
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' stars were banned from exposing their tattoos during last weekend's Disney theme because the film giant wanted the dances to be "wholesome."
The media company worked closely with the ballroom and latin show last week to ensure the "sprit" of their business was accurate and, although they loved what the professionals had done with the routines, they requested that all inkings were covered up.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Disney wanted to make sure the performance was in keeping with their brand. The display included some trademarked characters, like Flounder from the 'Little Mermaid' and Simba from the 'Lion King'."
Aljaž Škorjanec played Aladdin and was told that his body art had to be concealed with make up if he were to wear a waistcoat with nothing underneath, while professionals Neil Jones and Kevin Clifton were told to put white shirts on under their skimpy outfits.
AJ Pritchard - who is paired with Mollie King this year - was the only man in the troupe allowed to flash the flesh as he doesn't have any etchings across his upper body.
He explained: "I didn't have any tattoos so Disney allowed me to take my top off. Most of the other guys have tattoos. I felt bad for them."
And now that AJ, 22, has got a feel for stripping off, he is keen to do it more often.
He quipped: "I've been working out. I want to take my top off again."
Meanwhile, the handsome dancer has been hitting the headlines as he recently admitted that he has a soft spot for his partner Mollie, 30, and thinks she has a "sexy bum."
He said recently: "That question will have to stay on everyone's lips! But she is gorgeous and has the sexiest bum on the show. Time flies when we are together. We are always laughing. We are spending so much time together. We are training eight hours a day - our bond can only get stronger. It was such a relief to get Mollie as it's not good if you don't get along with your partner. For me it's a dream come true."