The girlfriend of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant AJ Pritchard has hit back at trolls declaring she’s ‘100% positive’ the former Strictly Come Dancing star isn’t gay.
Abbie Quinnen, who has been dating the professional dancer for over a year, spoke out after nasty keyboard warriors questioned the professional dancer’s sexuality online.
‘I am 100% positive that AJ is not gay,’ the 23-year-old said of her boyfriend. ‘But he doesn’t like to put labels on anything.
‘He has said “love is love” because he really does believe that “love is love”, and it doesn’t matter who you love, whether that be a girl or a boy.’
Abbie continued to The Sun: ‘We have so many friends who are gay and we literally support them so much.’
AJ has previously stated he’d be open to dating someone of the same gender.
‘You never know how times will change in where you are in your life,’ he said to Gay Times last year. ‘But it is always about being happy and being true to yourself.
‘Like always following your heart – obviously, listen to your brain – but really just at that time in your life.’
Abbie’s comments come after mean trolls poked fun at AJ’s sexuality on Twitter, with one writing: ‘I refuse to believe AJ is straight!’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another user penned: ‘You trying to tell me AJ Pritchard is straight?? have a laugh!’
AJ is currently living it up in the I’m A Celebrity castle in Wales alongside 11 other celebrities.
Last night, he screamed his way through a trial with EastEnders actress Jessica Plummer and took home six stars out of a possible 12 for camp.
The television personality also butted heads with Shane Richie over camp chores after discovering the pots and pans hadn’t been washed up from the night before.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9.15pm on ITV.
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