Shane Richie's son hits back at I'm A Celebrity viewers accusing his dad of 'bullying' AJ
27 November 2020, 08:59
I'm A Celebrity viewers have picked up on some major tension growing between Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard.
Shane Richie's son, Shane Jr, has hit back at some I'm A Celebrity viewers for accusing his dad of 'bullying' campmate AJ Pritchard.
In the last week, tensions appear to have arisen between the EastEnders actor and the Strictly star, all over washing up.
After AJ criticised Shane's poor washing up skills in a previous episode, the actor appeared to retaliate last night by throwing his dirty dish on the floor before asking: "Right, whose doing the washing up? How do you like those apples".
When AJ asked him to leave his tin by the bucket of water, Shane touched the dancer's shoulder as he walked past, prompting a scowling look from AJ.
The tense moment caught people's attention, with some viewers even branding Shane a "bully".
One person wrote on Twitter: "Shane is very quickly turning into this year’s bad guy. The funny man act is a front for an insecure bully."
Another commented: "Don’t care what anyone says, Shane is a bully! I dislike him more and more each episode."
Shane's son, Shane Jr, has since replied to the accusations, asking "what is wrong with people?"
😂😂😂😂 bullying wtf is wrong with people 😂😂😂 https://t.co/Io9Qf359Oz— Shane Nolan (@iamshanenolan) November 27, 2020
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 https://t.co/IToeSMRhuV— Shane Nolan (@iamshanenolan) November 27, 2020
Replying to a tweet that read: "Shane is out and out bullying AJ. When he threw his dishes and then walked by AJ putting his hand on AJ's shoulder and pressing down on it. Let's get this Shane arse out of there 1st to be voted out", he wrote back: "bullying wtf is wrong with people", followed by laughing emoji faces.
In another tweet, the actor's son wrote: "I know it’s a tv show but ur playing with peoples lives man. If there 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."
Of course, there were many Shane fans out their that also rubbished the 'bullying' comments, calling it "nonsense".
One person defended him, writing: "Sick of all the snowflakes calling Shane a bully."
Another commented: "Shane is a cheeky happy and makes a joke of everything lol plus he’s a dad of 5 and wouldn’t bully a kid like AJ. People have taken this the wrong way."