AJ Pritchard's brother Curtis has admitted it would be a dream come true to join his brother as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
The brothers were recently the victim of a vicious nightclub attack in Cheshire by eight men and Curtis will undergo emergency operation on his knee for his injuries.
But Curtis, 23, is trying to look on the bright side and what the future may hold for him when he heals.
Future: Curtis Prithcard, 23, has admitted it would be a dream come true to join his brother AJ, 24, as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing
He told The Sun: 'The response has been quite phenomenal, it’s always been a dream to get on that programme and to be able to do that with my brother would be a dream come true.'
Curtis added that he will not let the thugs who assaulted him and AJ get the better of him.
He said: 'I’m not going to let my attackers win, I’m determined to rise above it.
'I’m happy my brother AJ is OK, he’s my best friend, and as a family we’re determined to stick together. It’s made us stronger.'
Support: AJ Pritchard has branded his brother Curtis a 'real life Superman' after eight thugs set upon them at a nightclub in Cheshire on Friday evening
AJ, 24, has branded Curtis a 'real life Superman' after he leaped to his defense during the attack.
The Strictly Come Dancing star took to Instagram on Monday to share a gushing post about his sibling as he reflected on the past year following the vicious attack.
Posted alongside a beaming snap of the pair, the professional dancer thanked his loyal fanbase for their support over the past week, and insisted he wants to close 2018 on a 'super positive note.
The former Britain's Got Talent star penned: 'With my real life superMAN - closes 2018 on a SUPER Positive note..
Support: The Strictly Come Dancing star took to Instagram on Monday to share a gushing post about his sibling as he reflected on the past year following the vicious attack
'Thank you for all the love & support over the past few days. Thank you to each & everyone of the thousands of messages we have received.
'Yes it is a vile situation, but honestly the love has been overwhelming...my brother is my BEST friend by choice. Happy New Year to everyone... It’s has been a Positive 2018 & will be a fantastic 2019...', the choreographer added.
The pro dancer - who usually often on social media - has not emerged publicly since the incident, which saw him and his brother Curtis attacked in a nightclub in Nantwich, close to their family home, where both men were staying for the Christmas break.
Reflection: The Strictly Come Dancing star, 24, took to Instagram on Monday to share a gushing post about his sibling, 22, as he reflected on the past year
Low profile: The choreographer is said to be 'beside himself with worry and anxiety' after the vicious attack
AJ is said to be 'beside himself with worry and anxiety' after the attack, with a source telling the Sunday Mirror: 'AJ is so traumatised by what happened he doesn’t want to leave the house.
'He has told friends he doesn’t understand why this has happened to him. AJ has never been targeted before and this has come out of the blue. He is beside himself with worry and anxiety.'
On Saturday morning messages of support flooded in from AJ's Strictly Come Dancing co-stars, who took to social media to share their shock at the awful news and to send their best wishes to the pair.
Katya Jones, 29, led the troops, tweeting: 'I can’t believe what happen to @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard. Sending lots of love your way. It’s Christmas people! Where is humanity going? #disappointed.'
Close: On Saturday morning, AJ saw messages of support for him and his brother Curtis flood in after they were attacked in a club on Friday night
Dianne Buswell, 29, who made it to the final in the latest season of Strictly, tweeted: 'So sad to hear about @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard hope you boys are ok xxxxxx.'
Dianne's celebrity dance partner-turned boyfriend Joe Sugg, 27, sent his best wishes to the brothers on Twitter.
He wrote: Saddened to hear about what happened to @Aj11Ace and his brother @CurtisPritchard the other night. [Fingers crossed] for a speedy recovery boys.'
Gorka Márquez was in disbelief over the horrific attack, tweeting: So disgusted at the sad news about @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard sending you all my love and support.
Friends: Strictly's Dianne Buswell and Katya Jones led the stars rallying around the brothers after their horrific attack
Sad: Dianne, 29, who made it to the final in the latest season of Strictly, tweeted: 'So sad to hear about @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard hope you boys are ok xxxxxx'
Saddened: Dianne's celebrity dance partner-turned boyfriend Joe Sugg, 27, sent his best wishes to the brothers on Twitter
Lovely: Stacey Dooley - who won the most recent series of Strictly - also posted a tweet, noting that she would see him on the tour in the New Year
'EIGHT lads on two! Wtf? I hope justice is served properly. Stay strong AJ & Curtis!'
In November 2016, Gorka allegedly had two teeth broken when he was 'battered by thugs' following a show in Blackpool, Lancashire.
Strictly's Head Judge Shirley Ballas, 58, was also quick to pledge her support, writing: '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.'
Series champion Stacey Dooley, 31, also wrote: '@Aj11Ace Big love darlin... see you in Jan.'
Supportive: Head judge Shirley Ballas also shared her support, posting a tweet on Saturday
Sending love: Gorka Márquez was in disbelief over the horrific attack, tweeting: 'So disgusted at the sad news about @Aj11Ace and @CurtisPritchard sending you all my love and support'
Aljaz Skorjanec, 28, was clearly emotional, furiously tweeting: '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.'
Giovanni Pernice, 28, raged: 'Wtf is wrong with this people ????? Guys I’m so sorry @CurtisPritchard I’m with you all the way !! Disgusting !!!!' followed by a string of angry face emojis.