I’m A Celebrity fans complain about AJ Pritchard’s lack of airtime as he sends message to dad (Image: REX/INSTAGRAM)

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Fans of AJ Pritchard are complaining that he is not getting enough airtime on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

The former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, 26, has not featured heavily in the episodes of the 2020 run.

In Friday night's live trial, however, fans got to see AJ Pritchard send a message to his father Adrian, saying "Happy Birthday".

AJ had gone head to head with former EastEnders star Jessica Plummer as they stuck their heads into boxes of rats with their arms trapped in stocks as they tried to secure coins for a luxury banquet.

Both managed to collect all of the available coins, but AJ took a chance during the counting of coins to send his birthday wish to his father.

Fans of AJ Pritchard are complaining about his lack of screentime on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
(Image: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

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Despite the heartwarming moment, AJ's fans took to social media to share their displeasure at his lack of airtime.

One fan wrote on Twitter : "AJ using his second 30 seconds of airtime to say happy birthday to his dad #ImACeleb ".

"Me sat waiting for AJ to appear on my screen #ImACeleb," joked another viewer.

AJ took part in a live trial on Friday night's episode and sent a birthday message to his father
(Image: ITV)

AJ and brother Curtis with their father Adrian Pritchard (right)
(Image: Instagram)

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Meanwhile, a different viewer begged: "PLEASE CAN AJ HAVE SOME SCREEN TIME #ImACeleb ".

A different viewer tweeted: "AJ going back into the shadows for 5 episodes #ImACeleb#ImACelebrity ".

Elsewhere, a different Twitter user blamed AJ for his lack of screentime: "I can see why aj isn’t getting airtime! Soooo boring and only interested in his hair #luxuryitem ".

A different viewer penned: "lowkey don’t like aj whatever vibe i’m getting so far :/ maybe if he had more screentime and we got to see a bit more of him #ImACeleb ".

AJ (far left) with his brother Curtis (centre left) with their mother and father
(Image: Instagram)

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Some actually felt it was both AJ and Jess that needed more time on our screens, penning: "AJ PRITCHARD & JESSICA PLUMMER CONTENT KLAXON! THIS IS NOT A JOKE, WE REALLY ARE GETTING AJ & JESSICA! #ImACeleb#ImACelebrity#IACGMOOH ".

Finally, one I'm A Celeb viewer concluded: " @imacelebrity GIVE AJ SCREENTIME WTF #ImaCeleb#ImACelebrity ".

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here continues at 8.45pm on ITV.

Do you agree that AJ Pritchard deserves more airtime on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!? Let us know in the comments below.