A YOUNG carer was treated to a dance lesson with Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard and his Love Island brother Curtis.

Nathan Jones, 14, is a carer for his identical twin Sam, who has autism.

His mum Lisa Jones responded to a call on ITV's Lorraine which asked people - who had a love of dancing and deserved a surprise lesson with AJ and Curtis - to be put forward.

Lisa applied immediately without her son knowing.

The professional dancers surprised Nathan and helped him find his happy feet.

After a lesson with the brothers, he danced alongside them in front of friends and family.

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AJ Pritchard, Nathan, Curtis and Nathan's twin brother Sam

Speaking to the Journal, Lisa said: "It was filmed on September 8 at Rhyl Little Theatre. He was surprised by AJ and Curtis who were behind the door. He then was surprised again with friends from his young carers group in Rhyl called Amy & friends, staff at the theatre plus family members too.

"Nathan's reaction was shock then excitement and then he realised what all the secretive chats were about.

"AJ and Curtis were amazing - down to earth, patient and fantastic with Nathan.

"Watching Nathan on stage was emotional as he wants to continue to dance but there aren't any ballroom, Latin classes in a five-mile radius to Rhyl."

AJ, 24, is Strictly's youngest male professional. He has been dancing competitively since he was 12. Curtis, who is dating Love Island's Maura Higgins, is a professional dancer and choreographer. He was on the Irish equivalent Dancing With The Stars.

On the show, Nathan spoke to the brothers about caring for Sam.

"It can be quite hard," he admitted.

"I make sure he isn't being bullied because of it [his autism] and making sure he isn't getting lost or stuck with anything.

"Sometimes he will get angry, sometimes he wants his own space, but overall he is an amazing brother. He always brings a smile onto my face."

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AJ and Curtis with Nathan's family and friends who came to watch him dance

Lisa added: "I was shocked that out of all that applied Nathan and another lady had been selected.

"I wanted Nathan to have one little moment where he can shine and just be himself.

"It was nice to see him smiling, his dance moves were brilliant and he really kept up with the lads."

Nathan was supported by his brother Sam, who was sitting in the audience when he performed the dance he had learnt.

Nathan said: "When I looked out off the stage to see my friends and family, I was just amazed. Gobsmacked."

Sam said: "I was nearly in tears. I saw it on his face - he was so shocked and so happy."

AJ praised Nathan for giving the dance 'everything'.

The programme was aired on Wednesday, September 18.