Shane Richie's son has hit back at 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' fans who have claimed his dad is "playing a game".

Shane Richie

Shane Richie

Shane Nolan - whose mum is 'Loose Women' star Coleen Nolan - has responded to the backlash and admitted some of the messages are "horrible to see".

Speaking during his nightly social media show urging viewers to vote for the 'EastEnders' actor on the ITV programme, he said: "I love the relationships he is having in there with Vernon [Kay] and Jordan [North].

“It is horrible to see online people saying my dad is playing a game. What are you f****** on about that my dad is playing a game?

“If any of you know him, you know he is not playing a game. You would come back thinking you are the bee’s knees after winning 12 stars, I would.

"It is 2020, people just love to moan. It is hard to read though.”

Shane, 31, also addressed his famous dad's row with former 'Strictly Come Dancing' star AJ Pritchard as the two locked horns over the washing up.

He added: "He ain’t gonna be everyone’s cup of tea, I know that. But when it is unjust and you see people slate your dad, it is hard.

“Granted, he cannot clean, my stepmum will vouch for that and everyone can vouch for that. AJ was a little b**** talking about him, back off.

"But he probably could have done better. He didn’t do the washing up properly, so what? He did get on my t*** a bit, AJ.”

Shane Jr. took aim at the rest of the campmates and insisted some of the stars in the castle have been "f****** boring".

He said: "There are some of them you don’t get to see. We haven’t seen Russell [Watson] since he came in and the MBE Paralympian [Hollie Arnold]. Do you know why? Because they are f****** boring.”