Brave Abbie Quinnen seen for first time with AJ Pritchard since suffering burns in horror fireball accident
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AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has been spotted for the first time since suffering painful third-degree burns.
The 23 year old dancer accidentally set her hair and body alight in a horrific fireball accident.
Abbie needed skin grafts to help repair the damage from the third degree burns, which occurred as she and boyfriend AJ Pritchard filmed footage of a 'hack' for social media.
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Now, the blonde beauty has been seen while on a walk with her Strictly Come Dancing star boyfriend.
Supportive AJ strolled hand in hand with Abbie, and she wore a black compression bandage around her neck to allow her injuries to heal.
The dancer partnered a chunky beige jacket with a scarf, grey hoodie and jeans as she walked beside AJ, who was wrapped up in a navy jacket and jeans.
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Their walk comes after Abbie opened up to The Sun about her injuries, saying: “My hair caught fire and within seconds the flames had spread to my top and my body was alight.
“It was such a shock, I was panicking and screaming. I dropped down to the floor and I was rolling to try to put out the fire. I saw my life flash before my eyes. I never thought something like that would happen to me."
When the accident occurred in January, AJ and Abbie planned to film a life hack video showing how to cut a glass bottle in half to be used a vase.
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The pair dipped a rope in a flammable chemical, wrapped it around a bottle and lit a flame to it.
But the attempt engulfed Abbie, who was leaning on the worktop, in flames.
Once the fire was out, Abbie could see her burnt hair covered the floor.
AJ and Curtis Pritchard
Her boyfriend and his brother Curtis had to use a pair of scissors to carefully cut the crop top she had on off as her skin "was blistering and it was digging into me".
The dancer was rushed to hospital by AJ, 26, and his brother, Love Island star Curtis, where the two stayed outside all night while Abbie was treated for her wounds.
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“AJ was comforting me — I couldn’t speak as I was in so much shock. I was shaking, and I just kept asking if he would still love me. I was wearing a dressing gown and leggings," Abbie said.
Abbie, whose boyfriend recently said doctors called her "super Abbie" as he opened up on her recovery, went on: “AJ did try to come to the hospital to give me a bag of clothes but I was adamant I didn’t want him to see me like this.
"I was embarrassed about the way I looked."
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