Shane and AJ’s bitter I’m A Celebrity feud – petty digs and incident that sparked fall-out

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The I'm A Celebrity camp was a harmonious place until it all kicked off between an EastEnders star and Strictly dancer.

There had been no squabbles and the celebs had become like one big happy family, until a row erupted over a minor issue.

The Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard feud has been creating awkward tensions in camp and threatens to boil over.

Ironically, it all started over a lack of hot water, with AJ slamming Shane for his washing up skills in a tense confrontation.

Things have only heated up from there and looks set to get worse in tonight's trial, while it has also spilled outside of the castle.

Here's a look at the defining moments of the feud and how it all kicked off.

Hot water row

AJ confronted Shane about the lack of hot water
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It all started in Monday night's episode when AJ was unable to do his job – and blamed it all on Shane.

Under the new rules AJ was only allowed to do his specific role, but could not use the specific hot water pot because it was still in the washing up pile.

But they hit a wall as Shane claimed he was unable to do the washing up without any hot water.

Tempers looked set to flare as AJ confronted Shane about his lacklustre washing up skills and asked him to clear the pans.

"I need hot water, I left them to soak last night, all ready to be cleaned but I need hot water," Shane told him.

Shane was left annoyed
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AJ protested: "But you’ve left them in the pan that does the hot water."

"Left what in the pan?," questioned Shane before getting up, with AJ replying: "The big pan that we put the hot water in…"

As AJ walked away after an awkward silence, Shane gave Vernon a look showing he was annoyed.

"This ain’t working for me, the waiting for someone to do that…" fumed the professional dancer.

AJ then vented his frustrations in the Telegraph, saying: "His response was I need boiling water to do the washing up.

"Well we need pots and pans to do the boiling water."

AJ fuels tensions

AJ started doing Shane's washing up
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The rest of the camp started to get embroiled in the feud when AJ exposed Shane's lack of cleaning.

The day after their first clash, the celebs realised that someone needed to do the washing up while Shane was out of camp.

AJ generously volunteered and painstakingly scrubbed the grime off, then proceeded to criticise Shane's washing up while he was not there to defend himself.

In Shane's absence, AJ repeatedly commented on how much cleaner the pans were with him doing the job.

Campmates began to pick up on the jibes, with Beverley Callard asking: "So Shane’s done a very bad job?"

The others were seen looking around, unsure how to react as AJ continued to show off his clean silver pans compared to the greased up ones Shane had done.

Shane Richie had been cleaning the pots and pans
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Speaking in the Telegraph, AJ wasted no time in suggesting Shane hadn't been cleaning them as he commented on their food having a weird taste.

"Oh my god, no wonder our rice has some weird flavour to it," he said.

It didn't stop there either as AJ again brought it up to his fellow campers, suggesting he did it better than Shane.

Ahead of Shane returning, he told the rest of the group: "If you’re going to do it, do the job properly."

Heading back to the Telegraph, he said: “I’ve cleaned the whole thing, they look brand new.

"You could sell them right now and I think they could put a bit more blood sweat and tears into washing up, it’s a bit dirty."

Victoria later told Giovanna how AJ had spent all day cleaning the pans, but Shane heard and gave an awkward looked.

Shane's son tells 'little b***h' AJ to 'f*** off'

Shane Jnr responded to the drama after the show
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The drama spilled out of camp as Shane's son rushed to his defence.

After watching the action unfold, Shane Jr, his son with Coleen Nolan, shared his thoughts on the spat in a scathing Instagram rant.

"He's not going to be everyone's cup of tea I get that. And normally I don't bite to that," he saud.

"But when it's unjust and you see people slate your dad for something he hasn't really done wrong."

Shane Jr did admit that everyone who knows his dad realises he can't clean, but vented his anger at the former Strictly star.

"AJ was being a little b*tch when he was talking about him," said Shane.

Impersonating the dancer he said, "'Ooh look how clean I've done them!'

"Oh f***off," said Shane Jnr. "I've got a dishwasher mate, f*** off."

Shane gets revenge

Shane is no longer the dish washer
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The roles were changed in camp last night, meaning AJ is now the dish washer instead of Shane.

AJ was pretty pleased with himself, saying: "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."

The switch of jobs gave the EastEnders actor the chance to get his own back as he made a dig towards AJ.

In a strange display in front of the rest of the camp, Shane chucked his meal tin on the floor after finishing his food, no longer having to clean it.

AJ told him: "You can put it by the bucket," before an awkward silence.

When Shane claimed to not know who was doing the washing up, AJ nodded to confirm it was him then pulled a face as Shane walked past.

Adding more tension to the atmosphere, Shane threw his tin into the pile.

Trial dig

Shane took a swipe at AJ's hair
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Things look set to get even more strained tonight when AJ and Shane compete in the trial together.

The pair were voted by the public for a joint trial,  Chambers of Horror, where they will have to work as a team to get stars.

But it seems even in a trial setting that the jibes won't stop.

With both of their heads inclosed in separate booths, 2,000 mealworms and maggots were added for extra company.

As the insects were poured over each of their heads, Shane took a swipe at AJ's hair.

AJ did his best to ignore the comment
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"You're going to mess your hair up," said Shane in a preview clip of the tial.

"There goes that shampoo commercial," he added.

AJ was clearly distracted by the critters and did his best to ignore the comment.

Will they be able to put their differences aside for the good of the camp?

*I'm A Celebrity airs weeknights and Sundays on ITV at 9pm

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