Awkward scenes on Tuesday saw the former Strictly Come Dancing star try his hand at the washing up while Shane was away competing in the Castle Coin Challenge.
Getting stuck in with the chores, AJ joked the dishes looked a lot cleaner after he’d had a go at them.
His remark prompted Beverley Callard to ask: ‘So Shane’s done a very bad job?’
‘If you’re going to do it, do the job properly,’ AJ replied, before stating in the Telegraph: ‘Oh my God, no wonder our rice has some weird flavour to it.
‘I’ve cleaned the whole thing (pots and pans), 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.’
Addressing AJ’s remarks, his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen explained they weren’t intended to offend and that her other half just enjoys keeping everything clean.
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, she said: ‘Do you know what it is? AJ loves looking after people and loves doing a cleaning job right. He’s always cleaning the flat so he probably just wanted everything perfect for the camp.
‘He’s very OCD. Sometimes I’ll do the washing and I’ll put it out on the drying rack wrong, he’ll just redo it.’
She continued: ‘He’s a bit of a clean freak so he’ll be in his element doing the dishes and doing all the cleaning. He’d probably prefer to do it all himself anyway.
‘I honestly think it’s because he wants the best dishes for everyone.’
Tensions have been building in the castle over the past few days, but hopefully Shane will be able to see AJ doesn’t actually mean any harm.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.