I’M A Celeb’s AJ Pritchard’s girlfriend says the death threats she gets from fans leave her “terrified”.
Abbie Quinnen has been in a relationship with the professional dancer since May 2018 but says his stint in I’m A Celebrity has sparked “more abuse” from crazed fans.
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“Because he is in the public eye and with everyone watching I’m a Celebrity, there is definitely more abuse,” she told the Mirror.
“Everyone loves AJ and wants him to be THEIR boyfriend.
“I find it so hard reading the comments I get on social media.”
Abbie says AJ is very “supportive” and tells her “not to read” hateful messages from trolls.
“I try to keep really positive as I know how much happiness he brings to lots of people which makes me really happy,” she added.
“It’s crazy that some people have this streak in them and they want to ruin people’s lives.”
Meanwhile, AJ is struggling to cope with ‘dirty’ Shane Richie in the castle because of his OCD, says Abbie.
Earlier this week, AJ asked Shane to clean the pots so he could get some hot water, but Shane said he couldn’t clean them until they had hot water.
However, AJ said the pot to get the hot water was the one he had filled with the dirty pots.
Tensions then rose further when AJ cleaned all the pans so they looked like new before telling the others Shane hadn’t done them as well.
Last night tensions boiled over as Shane chucked his dish on the floor in triumph after AJ was forced to take over his washing up duties.
Shane’s tin dish crashed to the ground with a loud clang – and AJ looked ready to blow.
Shane tried to break the ice with AJ and make light of their row over the washing up earlier this week.
Knowing it was AJ’s turn to do the dishes, Shane laughed and said to the group: “Right then, who is doing the washing up?
“There you go, how do you like them apples!”
As the other campers giggled AJ failed to crack a smile and instead he ordered Shane to “put it by the bucket”.
However, AJ’s girlfriend Abbie has since admitted he “has got OCD” when it comes to cleaning, and regularly re-cleans their flat after she has gone over it.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “You know what it is, it’s that AJ has got OCD – he’s constantly cleaning the flat.
“If I do something he normally re-does it. He loves to take care of people and he would want the clean dishes for the camp, and for the camp to be perfect for everyone.
“I do think he will keep his calm, but I think if someone really annoys him he is not afraid to say what he thinks.”
What’s more, on Wednesday night’s show AJ joked he would rather have rice and beans and go to bed than wait for the camp’s pheasant to cook – and Abbie has admitted the pro dancer does have a tendency to get “hangry” if he goes without food for too long.
She added: “I think AJ is going to be struggling, he eats so much. I think he’s going to be so hangry in there – I don’t even like to be around him when he’s hangry. “And they’ve got to put up with him 24/7.”
I’m A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.