Abbie Quinnen partied alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Coronation Street and EastEnders at the launch night of Alton Towers’ latest spooky attraction.
The dancer, who split from former Strictly pro AJ Pritchard in September, braved The Cruse at Alton Manor with her close girl pals at the VIP event, held at the Staffordshire theme park on Friday night.
Also testing out the new hauntingly dark ride, before a star-studded bash inside the Alton Towers hotel, included Strictly’s Amy Dowden, Coronation Street’s Kate Ford, Samia Longchambon, Colson Smith, Alison King and Antony Cotton.
Former EastEnders actress Jo Joyner, ex-Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas and Matthew Wolfenden, were also in attendance plus Brookside favourite Jennifer Ellison and Hollyoaks’ Stephanie Waring.
Alison snapped enjoying the new ride with her daughter Daisy and co-star Colson, who was accompanied by a pal.
Abbie Quinnen partied alongside stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Coronation Street and EastEnders at the launch night of Alton Towers’ latest spooky attraction on Friday night
Also testing out the new hauntingly dark ride, before a star-studded bash inside the Alton Towers hotel, included Strictly Come Dancing pro Amy Dowden
Brookside favourite Jennifer Ellison was also in attendance at The Curse at Alton Manor launch, treating her three sons to an evening at the theme park
Former Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas smiled alongside his son Teddy, who looked excited for the night ahead
Stephanie was pictured with two scary characters who greeted guests at Alton Manor, while Adam posed up with his son Teddy.
Jennifer was joined by her husband Robbie Tickle and their three sons Bobby, Harry and Charlie, and looked petrified as she boarded the spooky attraction.
Corrie’s Sami, who attended with husband Sylvain, was seen mixing with co-stars Kimberly Hart-Simpson and Mollie Gallagher, who recently appeared on Dancing On Ice.
Other celebrities at the event included chef Gizzi Erskine, BBC sports presenter Liv Cooke, singer Calum Scott, children’s TV host Tillie Amartey and Hattie Dynevor, the daughter of Corrie veteran Sally and sister of Bridgerton actress Phoebe.
Showing off her athletic physique in a short back crop top and green combat trousers, Abbie, 25, was seen schmoozing with other celebrities at the after-party, namely fellow dancer Amy, who finished fifth in last year’s Strictly series with partner James Bye, who plays Martin Fowler in EastEnders.
The Londoner, who is also a model and singer, is now dating former Love Island star Billy Brown following her shock split from AJ, who ended their romance after three years.
She revealed the dancer, who recently starred in Channel 4 series Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, broke up with her shortly after she discovered he had been messaging another woman.
During their time together, Abbie sustained third-degree burns when a Tiktok tutorial went horribly wrong in January 2021, leaving her scarred for life and needing surgery.
Coronation Street’s Kate Ford attended the event wearing a colourful blouse with jeans and trainers, smiling for the cameras as she arrived for a spooky night with her co-stars
Former EastEnders actress Jo Joyner wore a denim shirt with a black blazer and matching wide legged trousers
Coronation Street stunner Samia Longchambon was joined by her husband Dancing On Ice pro Sylvain and their son Yves at the launch
Speaking to The Sun about their relationship, she said: ‘I’m completely devastated and my world has fallen apart.
‘AJ isn’t the person I thought he was, after everything I went through with him I thought we would be together forever.
‘He has been the biggest disappointment to me. This has knocked my confidence after my accident and I need to rebuild myself now. AJ was my world and I didn’t recognise the guy who was breaking up with me.’
Abbie went on: ‘I kept asking him about the girl from the messages, but from the moment I brought her up he completely changed. Just a few weeks back AJ and I went on a romantic holiday to Turkey, it was so lovely.’
The new ride at Alton Towers, The Curse at Alton Manor, tells the story of Emily Alton, featuring special effects that are a first for a UK theme park – from twisted projection mapping technology that transports riders into Emily’s own doll’s house, to mirrors that play tricks by blurring the lines between reality and Emily’s demonic world.
Left alone in the attic, with nothing but her doll’s house, Emily becomes lonely and forgotten.
With nothing but the sound of music and laughter of the parties hosted by her parents, her hatred grew, fuelled by frustration and bitterness.
Dark forces surround Emily, becoming a vessel for the evil that has seeped into every corner of the Manor.
- For more information on the new ride and other events at the theme park, visit the Alton Towers website
Hollyoaks star Stephanie was pictured with two scary characters who greeted guests at Alton Manor on Friday
Jennifer screamed as she braved the new ride alongside her three sons and husband Rob
Coronation Street actress Alison King joined co-star Colson Smith on the rollercoaster alongside her teenage daughter Daisy
The new ride at Alton Towers, The Curse at Alton Manor, tells the story of Emily Alton, featuring special effects that are a first for a UK theme park