I’m A Celeb: fans spot awkward moment AJ Pritchard gives Shane Ritchie a ‘dirty look’

Drama in the camp is heating up

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by Lucy Smith |
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Tensions are rising in the I'm A Celeb 2020 camp after Shane Ritchie seems to have riled up AJ Pritchard over the washing up.

On the latest episode, after the maintenance roles were reassigned and AJ replaced Shane as camp pot washer, Shane ruffled AJ's feather's when he 'jokingly' chucked his bowl on the floor for "[whoever's] doing the washing up."

The campmates, including Vernon Kay and Jess Plummer, all laughed at Shane's supposed joke, but AJ didn't look best pleased as he stayed quiet with somewhat pursed lips.

"How d'ya like them apples," said Shane, to which AJ calmly replied, "You can put it by the bucket."

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Oooh, AJ is taking NO s--t.

As Shane sauntered over to drop off his bowl near the hot water, the camera panned across to AJ, looking, if you ask us, quite fed up.

On his way back to the campfire, Shane touched AJ on the shoulder, and it was at this point that the Strictly star's mood appeared to really plummet as he looked at Shane's hand with what we can only describe as utter disgust.

To quote Queen Pam from Gavin and Stacey, "It's the drama Mick. I just love it!"

I'm A Celeb fans were living for the drama, too, and took to Twitter to discuss the awks moment.

"Still not over the dirty look AJ gave Shane," wrote one fan.

"AJ seeing Shane throw the pot on the floor: #ImaCeleb," commented another, alongside a picture of Thomas the tank engine with the caption, "Thomas had never seen such bulls--t before."

Excellent 😂.

This is the second time the pair have had altercations over the washing up. Earlier this week, when Shane was on pot wash duty, AJ approached him to do the previous night's dishes but, Shane claimed, he could not do the dishes because they needed hot water.

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Now, the problem with Shane's want for hot water was that AJ, who was in charge of boiling the water, needed one of the dirty dishes in order to boil the water in. Dun, dun, dunn.

Following this mishap, fans took to social media to let their changed feelings about EastEnders star Shane be known.

Fans were accusing Shane of faking his "cheeky chappy" persona, and wrote the likes of, "Never been a fan of Shane Richie. And he’s showing signs of how I’ve always expected him to be. #ImACeleb," on Twitter.

We guess we'll have to keep tuning in to ITV at 9pm to see where this tension is headed. But, if you ask us, it won't be long before the pair come to blows, especially considering they're doing the next bush tucker trial... together.

Oh, the public can be cruel, can't they?

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