I’M A Celeb’s AJ Pritchard said he had to “make a stand” in his washing up row with Shane Richie in order to stop the actor walking all over him.
The former Strictly star, 26, had a few prickly moments with Shane in camp over the cleanliness of the silver mess tins.
Speaking on today’s AJ vs Curtis podcast, AJ explained why he felt it was important to take Shane to task when the actor didn’t stay on top of the washing up.
He said told his brother: “Curt, if you don’t stand your ground in those situations people are just gonna walk over you.
“I may be small, but I’m still going to give my opinion.”
Curtis backed him, responding: “You were right to, and you know what, that was one of the only moments when people weren’t laughing when it happened. So I think everyone was on your side with that one, AJ.”
Earlier in the chat, AJ said he thought Shane was a “good guy and great storyteller”, and put part of their beef down to his own fixation on hygiene as well as when washing up took place, often at 3 or 4am.
AJ had a face like thunder when Shane threw his dinner canteen down on the floor after polishing of his meal in the early hours of the morning.
It came after the actor was shown looking unimpressed when AJ publicly criticised his washing up skills – and scrubbed all the containers Shane had already done.
Tensions boiled over as Shane chucked his dish on the floor in triumph after AJ was forced to take over cleaning duties.
Shane’s dish crashed to the ground, and AJ looked ready to blow.
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!”
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.
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