I’m a Celeb’s Shane Richie claims he once ‘flirted’ with the late Princess Diana

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Shane Richie has claimed that he once flirted with the late Princess Diana.

The former EastEnders legend, best known for playing Kat Slater's ex Alfie Moon, made the shocking confession during the ITV show tonight as he talked with podcast star and author Giovanna Fletcher.

Shane, who has also starred in Benidorm, Moving On, Flushed Away and Minder, was listening to Giovanna talk about the time she had the future Queen of England on her podcast.

Giovanna went viral after Kate Middleton appeared on her podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby, where the Duchess of Cambridge spoke on the early years of being a mum.

Talking on her royal experience, Shane couldn't help but mention the time he had a little flirt with a member of the family himself.

Talking to Giovanna, Shane claimed that he once had a flirt with Prince Harry and Prince William's mother.

He said: "I once had a flirt with Di."

Fans instantly rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts on Shane's claim.

One tweeted: "Me hearing Shane had a flirt with Princess Diana: #ImACeleb #imacelebrity."

A second wrote: "SHANE AND PRINCESS DIANA?????? #ImACeleb."

"ImACeleb when Shane tried his luck with Diana," tweeted another.

"Shane Ritchie flirted with princess Diana #ImACeleb," said another.

It comes after news Shane is set for a career revival thanks to his time in the Welsh castle, with sources tipping him for a primetime role with ITV.

According to show insiders, bosses have been so impressed by his time on the series and the public's reaction that they are eyeing him for a primetime return to TV.

A source told The Mirror: "Before going in Shane said he’d love to go back to EastEnders in 2021 but there are now other offers on the table too over the next 12 months.

"ITV are interested in using him in some projects, and he has theatre work and other avenues to explore too."

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