AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen claims a hitman was offered £20,000 to kill her.

AJ Pritchard and Abbie Quinnen (c) Instagram

AJ Pritchard and Abbie Quinnen (c) Instagram

The blonde beauty and AJ, 26, were appearing in pantomime together earlier this year when the death threat came.

She said: "It was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me."

The 23-year-old dancer was told that a hitman had been given a list of dates and places where she was set to perform.

Abbie explained to The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I didn’t know what to do.

"I told AJ. He was like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening’. My heart literally dropped and I remember my legs were shaking.

"You honestly see this stuff on movies and you never would expect it to happen to you. We went to the police.

"My family were shocked too. I did play it down to them slightly as I didn’t want them to come running to where I was."

In January, Abbie was warned that someone tried to hire a hitman on the dark web.

And according to a friend, they were being offered between £10,000 and £20,000.

Abbie said: "It was a crazy time, but I am very grateful we did put in that extra [security]."

Curtis Pritchard, AJ's younger brother, was also unnerved by the situation.

He said: "It was a scary situation and I know when we went onto the AJ Live tour we had to let every single venue that we went to know that this had taken place.

"We had to make them aware of the situation that your life had been threatened and you could possibly be in extreme danger and we had to bring in extra support and security."