‘He overstepped the line!’ I’m A Celeb star AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen slams Shane Richie’s son over his ‘little b**ch’ remark and claims he’s struggling due to ‘OCD’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! viewers have seen the former Strictly pro and the EastEnders star butt heads over cleaning duties.
But AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has hit back at Shane Richie’s son Shane Jnr over his ‘little b**ch’ remark as she claimed that her beau, 26, is struggling to cope because he has ‘OCD’ (obsessive compulsive disorder).
The dancer admitted that AJ is ‘constantly cleaning’ their flat and he also has a tendency to get ‘hangry’.
Hitting back: AJ Pritchard’s, 26, girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has hit back at Shane Richie’s son Shane Jnr over his ‘little b**ch’ remark
Abbie told The Mirror that actor Shane isn’t ‘as kind to AJ as he is to the other campmates’, and insisted: ‘AJ is a true gentleman, he literally doesn’t dislike anyone.’
Responding to Shane Jnr’s remarks about her boyfriend, the dancer said: ‘I appreciate he is sticking up for his dad, but I don’t think it’s nice he called AJ a little b***h and he overstepped the line.’
Abbie added: ‘What we all need to remember is that this is a TV show and it’s for entertainment. I am sure AJ and Shane will be getting along just fine a lot of the time.’
Speaking on the latest episode of the ‘AJ vs Curtis’ podcast, The blonde beauty said of her boyfriend: ‘He loves to take care of people and he would want the clean dishes for the camp, and for the camp to be perfect for everyone.’
No need: She slammed Shane Jnr, pictured, for ‘overstepping the line’ and claimed that her beau is struggling to cope because he has ‘OCD’
Yikes! Abbie also responded to the Shane Richie, 56, feud over cleaning duties on I’m A Celeb
Asked about her boyfriend’s fascination with having the pots and pans and facilities gleaming, Abbie insisted: ‘You know what it is, it’s that AJ has got OCD – he’s constantly cleaning the flat. If I do something he normally re-does it.’
Abbie revealed that although AJ is able to ‘keep his calm’ if a campmate ‘really annoys him’ there might be a different story, as she confessed: ‘He is not afraid to say what he thinks.’
During Wednesday night’s show, AJ joked he would rather have rice and beans and go to bed than wait for the camp’s pheasant dinner to cook, and Abbie admitted her pro dancer beau does have a tendency to get ‘hangry.’
She said: ‘I think AJ is going to be struggling, he eats so much. I think he’s going to be so hangry in there – I don’t even like to be around him when he’s hangry. And they’ve got to put up with him 24/7.’
Meany! Abbie told The Mirror that actor Shane isn’t ‘as kind to AJ as he is to the other campmates’, and insisted: ‘AJ is a true gentleman, he literally doesn’t dislike anyone’
Hangry man: The dancer admitted that AJ is ‘constantly cleaning’ their flat and has a tendency to get ‘hangry’ – a mix which has proven to be disruptive in camp
The blonde beauty also confessed the level of online trolling she’s received has increased while AJ has been in the castle, and admitted that she’s found it hard to deal with.
She told the Mirror: ‘Because he is in the public eye and with everyone watching I’m a Celebrity, there is definitely more abuse.
‘Everyone loves AJ and wants him to be THEIR boyfriend. I find it so hard reading the comments I get on social media.
Tough times: The blonde beauty also confessed the level of online trolling she’s received has increased while AJ has been in the castle, and admitted that she’s found it hard to deal with
Fury: Shane Richie’s son has accused I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! bosses of ‘editing the show to cause tension’ amid his father’s feud with AJ Pritchard (above Shane Richie)
‘AJ has been very supportive and tells me not to read it. I try to keep really positive as I know how much happiness he brings to lots of people which makes me really happy’.
Abbie’s comments come after Shane Richie’s son Shane Nolan, 28, accused I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! bosses of ‘editing the show to cause tension’ amid his father’s feud with AJ.
The actor’s son was left fuming after a tense scene aired between the pair on Thursday.
In the clip, Shane asked who was doing the washing up before jokingly throwing his tin on the floor and later transferring it to a bucket for cleaning- much to AJ’s chagrin.
Icy: Viewers have seen Shane and AJ butt heads over cleaning duties – and the actor’s son was left fuming after a tense scene aired between the pair on Thursday
Shane’s son shared the clip and tweeted: ‘I know it’s a tv show but ur playing with peoples lives man.'(sic)
‘If there really is tension then I’m all for it. Or are you editing to cause tension ? That’s what I can’t agree with. I know it’s telly but there’s vile comments being thrown around and it’s not fair.’
Another fan accused Shane of ‘bullying AJ’ writing: ‘When he threw his dishes and then walked by AJ putting his hand on AJ’s shoulder and pressing down on it. Let’s get this Shane a**e out of there 1st to be voted out.’
Shane quickly responded, writing: ‘Bullying, wtf is wrong with people?’
Fury: Shane Jr said: ‘If there really is tension then I’m all for it. Or are you editing to cause tension ? That’s what I can’t agree with. I know it’s telly but there’s vile comments being thrown around and it’s not fair’
Shane Nolan, who previously branded AJ a ‘little b***h’ over his row with Shane, had tweeted earlier in the evening: ‘Oooooh Aj does not like my old man. Absolutely hilarious.’
He also urged fans to vote for his father, writing: ‘Guys you can vote for your favourite now.
‘Would really appreciate it if you voted [email protected] I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but can’t say he hasn’t given us stuff to talk about. #alwaysbealegendinmyeyes #imacelebrity.’
Mailonline has contacted ITV representatives for comment.
Defence: Shane stuck up for his father amid a ‘bullying’ allegation from a fan and joked about AJ’s dislike of his father
It comes after Shane’s son branded AJ a ‘little b***h’ in a furious Instagram video following his father’s row with the dancer.
He also said the Strictly dancer should ‘shut up’ after he argued with his father in the camp over dirty pans.
Defending his father, Shane said: ‘He’s not going to be everybody’s cup of tea and when you see people slate your dad, he can’t clean, my step-mum will vouch for that, other people will vouch for that.
‘AJ was a little b***h when he was talking about him. Look how clean I’ve got them. F*** off mate, got a dishwasher mate, back off.
‘But yeah, he probably could have done better than that. Even I would have done better than that. But tomorrow night he’s going to be very very good.’
Shane wasn’t done there – he later told AJ to ‘shut up you little girl’ before saying: ‘Oh he didn’t do the washing up properly, so f*****g what? Jesus get a life.
AJ and Shane had a tiff on Monday’s show after the camp chores were assigned on Sunday night.
And AJ continued to rant over Shane’s ‘dirty’ pans on Tuesday as he complained they weren’t clean enough.
Tension: In the clip, Shane asked who was doing the washing up before jokingly throwing his tin on the floor and later transferring it to a bucket for cleaning- much to AJ’s chagrin
The former Strictly pro was in charge of maintenance while the EastEnders actor was assigned washing as a chore alongside Ruthie.
Yet on Tuesday’s episode, then camp leader Jordan asked AJ to do the washing up as Shane was doing a trial and Ruthie was feeling homesick.
After scrubbing the pots and pans, the dancer commented on how much cleaner they were looking thanks to his own handiwork.
To which Beverley asked: ‘So Shane’s done a very bad job?’ with the other campmates looking around.
Fury: Shane Jnr also said the Strictly dancer should ‘shut up’ after he argued with his father in the camp over dirty pans
Commenting on Shane’s ‘dirty’ pans in the Telegraph later on in the episode, AJ said: ‘Oh my God, no wonder our rice has some weird flavour to it.
‘I’ve cleaned the whole thing (pots and pans), they look brand new. You could sell them right now.’
He added: ‘I think they could put a bit more blood sweat and tears into washing up, it’s a bit dirty.’
Fuming! AJ had a rant over Shane’s ‘dirty’ pans on Tuesday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity as he complained that they weren’t clean enough
New role: Yet on Tuesday’s episode, camp leader Jordan North asked AJ to do the washing up as Shane was doing a trial and Ruthie was feeling homesick
While he also said to his fellow campmates out of ear shot of Shane: ‘If you’re going to do it, do the job properly.’
It comes after AJ was left unimpressed when he discovered the pans hadn’t been cleaned and ended up having a little tiff with Shane on Monday night.
AJ and Jessica Plummer are now on washing up duties in the camp and speaking in the Telegraph on Thursday’s episode, AJ said: ‘If you do a job too well you get given a job, don’t you?
‘I’m happy with my role. Yeah, I don’t know why I’m talking high pitched, but I’m happy.’
Job: AJ was left feeling content after he was given washing up duties on Thursday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
What is obsessive compulsive disorder?
Obsessive compulsive disorder, usually known as OCD, is a common mental health condition which makes people obsess over thoughts and develop behaviour they struggle to control.
It can affect anyone at any age but normally develops during young adulthood.
It can cause people to have repetitive unwanted or unpleasant thoughts.
People may also develop compulsive behaviour – a physical action or something mental – which they do over and over to try to relieve the obsessive thoughts.
The condition can be controlled and treatment usually involves psychological therapy or medication.
It is not known why OCD occurs but risk factors include a family history of the condition, certain differences in brain chemicals, or big life events like childbirth or bereavement.
People who are naturally tidy, methodical or anxious are also more likely to develop it.
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