Curtis Pritchard has shocked fans with his surprising comments about the brutal nightclub attack that left his career in jeopardy last December - as he admits it 'got him noticed'.
Curtis Pritchard made it to the final of Love Island 2019 alongside Irish beauty Maura Higgins. However, he first hit headlines for very different reasons back in December 2018 - when he and his older brother, Strictly star AJ Pritchard, were attacked in a nightclub.
The brothers - who are both professional ballroom dancers - were assaulted by eight thugs in the unprovoked incident. According to AJ, Curtis bore the brunt of the blows after he stepped in to protect his older brother.
He told The Sun at the time: 'Curtis risked his own dancing career to save mine as he threw himself in front of the attackers so they couldn’t get to me. He was thinking of both my dancing career with my legs and my TV career with my face. He tried to protect me and in doing so saved my life and my legs from danger.'
Curtis was knocked unconscious in the brawl and suffered heavy bruising to his face, a split lip and was forced to pull out of Dancing With The Stars Ireland as he was concussed and needed surgery on his knee.
However, speaking out about the attack in a new interview with The Mirror, Curtis has made some surprising comments as he admitted that he now sees the assault 'in a positive light'.
Take a look at the video above to see more of what Curtis had to say!