Lisa Armstrong sends support to Strictly co-star AJ Pritchard by liking tweets hoping the thugs will be 'put away'

Ant McPartlin's ex – who is a make-up artist on the BBC dance show – showed she was thinking of the beaten 24-year-old as news of his vicious nightclub attack was revealed.

She liked messages from Ore Oduba, Giovanni Pernice, James Jordan and Aljaz Skorjanec who all reached out to AJ and his brother Curtis who were kicked and punched in the face by a gang of eight yobs.

A 20-year-old man from Crewe has been arrest on suspicion of assault, but was later released under investigation pending further inquiries.

Strictly 2018 tour presenter Ore tweeted: "Just heard the dreadful news about @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard absolutely disgusting!!!

"Hope they find the low lifes and put them away, what is wrong with some people!!! Sending love to the Pritchards, get well soon boys."

Pro dancer Giovanni said: "Wtf is wrong with this people ????? Guys I’m so sorry @CurtisPritchard @Aj11Ace I’m with you all the way !! Disgusting !!!!"

His co-star Aljaz added: "So upset by the news about @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard!! Two lovely guys that mean no harm to anyone ever!! I can not believe it. To the thugs that did that.. shall we dance???? #fuming."

And former pro said: "My thoughts are with @Aj11Ace and his brother @CurtisPritchard after ‘8’ guys decided to attack them in a night club over the Christmas period.

"So it takes 8 of you to beat up 2 of the nicest people in our business. Real tough guys!
"I hope Karma comes back to get you!


They weren't the only stars to speak out about AJ's horrific beating.

Head judge Shirley Ballas tonight said: "My thoughts and prayers are with @Aj11Ace @CurtisPritchard the world has become a dangerous place , my heart is heavy for this family @bbcstrictly send strength and love. X"

Lisa is close pals with the Strictly cast after becoming head of make-up and hair on the show.

She has also worked on shows like This Morning, Pick Me and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

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