AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend dazzles at first event since horror fire accident

AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie Quinnen looked stunning at her first red carpet event since her horrifying fire accident in January.

The 24-year-old and Strictly Come Dancing star, 26, attended Darcey Bussell's British Ballet Charity Gala on Thursday, dressed to the nines.

Abbie wore a black long sleeved dress covered in sequins which she paired with a matching clutch and her long blonde locks down and loosely curled.

Alongside her, AJ looked suave in an elegant black tux and a beaming smile.

It marks the first event Abbie has attended since she was rushed to hospital after trying a dangerous Instagram stunt involving a flame rope and a wine bottle that went severely wrong, leaving her with third-degree burns all over her face, arms and torso.

Speaking to The Sun at the time, she described: "My face was burning hot, it felt very painful. I was lucky it missed my eye.

"I had massive blisters filled with water on my chest, neck and face and they had to pop them and clean the areas…

"My face swelled up. I couldn’t see out of my right eye.

  • AJ Pritchard's girlfriend Abbie looks radiant at first public event since horror fire

"Luckily, there were no mirrors in the bathrooms but I kept glimpsing my reflection in my phone screen, it was horrific.”

It took three skin grafts and 20 more hospital visits to treat Abbie’s wounds and she revealed this week that she has to wear a compression vest 23 hours a day.

Taking to Instagram, she shared an adorable snap of her and AJ together on a date and opened up to her fans about struggling to find clothes that she feels comfortable in.

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She penned: “"There's only a few things I feel comfortable wearing at the moment and this dress is one of them.

"Definitely am finding it hard to find what to wear at the moment as I have to wear a compression vest 23 hours a day under my clothes and keep my scars out of the sun.

"I'm always panicking about what I'm going to wear before I leave the house so it's always so lovely to get so many compliments from you all about what I'm wearing! Thank you."

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