I’m A Celebrity’s Shane Richie takes jibe at AJ Pritchard as pair take part in horrific trial tonight

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Shane Richie has appeared to take several jibes at his I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!'s co-star AJ Pritchard in tonight's episode.

A teaser trailer showed the pair standing side by side in glass boxes, waiting for buckets of maggots to be poured over their heads in the Chambers of Horror trial.

"This round you've got two minutes, but before that you need some company – wardens!" host Ant McPartlin said as two men came out with the maggots.

Clearly slightly amused by the situation, Shane, 56, couldn't help but make fun of AJ's luscious blonde curls as he said: "They're going to mess your hair up!"

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Joining in on the banter, 26 year old AJ replied: "They're going to have a proper party in there, aren' they?"

Sounding slightly nervous, Shane, whose eldest son recently lashed out at AJ by calling him a "little b***h", then took another swipe, adding: "There goes the shampoo commercial!" as AJ agreed: "Oh no…"

The two stars then shut their mouths tightly as 2,000 maggots and 1,000 giant mealworms were poured onto their heads.

Putting their differences aside for the sake of the team, Shane then changed his tune and urged his campmate on as he said: "Go on mate, you can do it. Go on AJ. Keep going bud, smashing it."

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The former Strictly Come Dancing star, whose girlfriend Abbie Quinnen doesn't think he'll win the show, finished in time after being praised by hosts for his good technique.

This isn't the first time tensions have risen between Shane and AJ as recently the air was slightly frosty between the two as they discussed the washing up after the group meal, shortly before they were both voted for the next trial.

AJ looked less than impressed as Shane jokingly threw his tin on the floor, with many viewers noticing the annoyed look AJ gave him.

AJ said: "You can put it by the bucket," with Shane then asking who was doing the washing up.


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As AJ replied that it was him and Jessica Plummer doing the washing-up, Shane put his tin in the pile before placing his hand on AJ’s shoulder as he walked past, with the pro dancer again looking none-too-pleased.

After the show, I’m A Celeb’s Twitter page shared a clip of AJ and Shane and wrote: “Do you think this tension between @aj11ace and @realshanerichie is going to escalate? #ImACeleb.”

However, Shane’s son Shane Nolan was less than impressed with the tweet and accused the show bosses of "editing to cause tension".

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Replying to the tweet, he wrote: “I know it’s a tv show but ur playing with peoples lives man.

“If their 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 theirs vile comments being thrown around and it’s not fair.” [sic]

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