I’m A Celeb’s AJ Pritchard is struggling to cope with ‘dirty’ Shane Richie because of his OCD, says girlfriend


I’M A Celeb’s AJ Pritchard is struggling to cope with ‘dirty’ Shane Richie because of his OCD, says his girlfriend.

The former Strictly pro has clashed with the ex-EastEnders star in recent days over the washing up.

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AJ Pritchard is struggling with Shane Richie in I’m a Celeb because of his OCD says his girlfriend

Earlier this week, AJ asked Shane to clean the pots so he could get some hot water, but Shane said he couldn’t clean them until they had hot water.

However, AJ said the pot to get the hot water was the one he had filled with the dirty pots.

Tensions then rose further when AJ cleaned all the pans so they looked like new before telling the others Shane hadn’t done them as well.

Last night tensions boiled over as Shane chucked his dish on the floor in triumph after AJ was forced to take over his washing up duties.

The pair have clashed over the washing up in recent days

Shane walks past AJ after chucking his dish on the floor

AJ didn’t look happy on last night’s show during another exchange with Shane

Shane’s tin dish crashed to the ground with a loud clang – and AJ looked ready to blow.

Shane tried to break the ice with AJ and make light of their row over the washing up earlier this week.

Knowing it was AJ’s turn to do the dishes, Shane laughed and said to the group: “Right then, who is doing the washing up?

“There you go, how do you like them apples!”

Shane tried to make light of their feud

Shane tried to make light of the situation

As the other campers giggled AJ failed to crack a smile and instead he ordered Shane to “put it by the bucket”.

However, AJ’s girlfriend Abbie Quinnen has since admitted he “has got OCD” when it comes to cleaning, and regularly re-cleans their flat after she has gone over it.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “You know what it is, it’s that AJ has got OCD – he’s constantly cleaning the flat.

AJ’s girlfriend Abbie opened up about his OCD

“If I do something he normally re-does it. 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.

“I do think he will keep his calm, but I think if someone really annoys him he is not afraid to say what he thinks.”

What’s more, on Wednesday night’s show AJ joked he would rather have rice and beans and go to bed than wait for the camp’s pheasant to cook – and Abbie has admitted the pro dancer does have a tendency to get “hangry” if he goes without food for too long.

She added: “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.”

I’m A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.