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I’m A Celebrity star AJ Pritchard’s dad calls him a ‘wimp’ as he’s ‘scared of everything’ ahead of first trial


I'M A Celebrity star AJ Pritchard is a bit of a "wimp" and is "scared of everything", according to his dad.

Strictly dancer AJ, 26, will be seen freaking out in tonight's show as he scrambles to find stars in a tunnel filled with rats and spiders in his first castle trial, The Harm-Oury.

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Dad Adrian, 64, said that his eldest son "hates little creatures" and would've been "scared stiff" crawling around in the dark.

He explained: "We live in a property which is almost 150 years old so we have spiders, the spiders we've got here – when you take your slippers off watching the TV, they can move them across the floor. AJ is a wimp on these sorts of things!

"Our house used to be a school, we have the air raid shelters, the very old well, at night we have bats that fly out, we have foxes, badgers – we have all those weird and wonderful things that AJ doesn't like."

Former Strictly star AJ was voted by the public to take part in the BushTucker trial with EastEnders star Jessica Plummer.

Having cut his cloth on dance competitions growing up before competing on Strictly, Adrian admitted the lad will want to do his best.

But he added to MailOnline: "He's competitive but with things like this he's scared stiff.

"It's going to be so hilarious because people will see the other side of AJ – he's a lovely dancer and looks after he's a partner but suddenly tonight he's going to be under pressure."

Jessica Plummer and AJ Pritchard scream their way round the terrifying subterranean 'The Harm-Oury Trial' on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

I'M a Celebrity fans celebrated as AJ Pritchard and Jessica Plummer were chosen to do the next Trial.

The former Strictly Come Dancing professional's fans have complained online about his 'lack of air time' since joining the ITV reality show.

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