“I feel there are other things I want to do with my career and other projects I want to push, and things I want to do with my brother,” he added.
His team also released a statement explaining he was ready to explore career opportunities elsewhere.
It read: “After four years on Strictly Come Dancing, AJ has decided the time is right to leave the show and follow his dreams to explore opportunities in the presenting world alongside his brother Curtis.
“AJ would like to thank the team at Strictly and everyone at the BBC for giving him such a brilliant opportunity.”
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.