Reality TV favourites Curtis and AJ Pritchard have officially made the transition into the acting world.
The professional dancers, who shot to fame after appearing on Love Island and Strictly Come Dancing respectively, have now launched themselves into the dizzying heights of soap opera stardom.
The brothers have joined the cast of long-running teen soap Hollyoaks as characters Marco and Jacob.
The elder of the pair AJ, 26, began his stint on the Channel 4 show in March, playing mysterious dance school assistant Marco.
But it was when his yonger bro Curtis, 25, joined for his first episode last week that social media really started to take notice.
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A scene from the debut saw the pair meeting in a children’s park and heavily insinuating they have some shifty plans in store for fellow character Trish Minniver (Denise Welch).
The clip caught the eye of a Twitter user who posted it to the playform on Tuesday morning.
By lunchtime, it had racked up more than 135,000 views and 2,360 likes, and it’s not hard to see why.
Here’s what people made of the Pritchards’ skills:
@JakeCP never before has a pair of people who are ACTUALLY RELATED interacted with less chemistry— international pop sensation (@international pop sensation) 1620727565
By Hollyoaks’ standards this is Oscar worthy. https://t.co/dAQ9pdQGwo— Grumpy Dad (@Grumpy Dad) 1620730622
@chloenattrass @JakeCP @dwightsballum @Ceara_Best @dudleyhann That’s the worst best thing I’ve ever seen— Jake (@Jake) 1620729641
@JakeCP This reminds me of my performance in Year 7 and my drama teacher said acting isn’t for me— A.🦋 (@A.🦋) 1620737875
Omg my fence is less wooden than these two https://t.co/0KMCZDLOs0— Rebecca De Winter (@Rebecca De Winter) 1620728024
right who the fuck leaked my year 8 drama class https://t.co/ROlMgkmHxz— daisy (@daisy) 1620730721
Paid actors these. Paid. Actual money goes into their accounts. https://t.co/ORv6b4nqN1— Sam Launay (@Sam Launay) 1620736137
@Hollyoaks AJ and Curtis must have been Pinocchio in a past life - because their acting are as wooden as a marionette! #Hollyoaks— J🇬🇧🇳🇬🦁❤ (@J🇬🇧🇳🇬🦁❤) 1620325714
aw aj & curtis’ first scene was cute x #Hollyoaks https://t.co/5aWhzEromh— h is mourning celeste (@h is mourning celeste) 1620325747
Some simply couldn’t believe it was actually real.
I thought this was like a comedy sketch but apparently this is really a scene from Hollyoaks 😂😂😂 https://t.co/mt4s4Z0roA— George Alexander (@George Alexander) 1620733333
Cannot take my eyes off it. Wow. WOW. https://t.co/znzHTTXzvf— Caspar Salmon (@Caspar Salmon) 1620732024
AJ quit Strictly last year to pursue other TV opportunities alongside his younger brother, who hit headlines coupling up with Maura Higgins on the Love Island set.
With appearances on Celebs Go Dating, I’m a Celebrity,Ru Paul’s Drag Race,Greatest Dancer and now Hollyoaks under their belts, we can’t wait to see what their next venture will be.