Celebrity Big Brother: 'I don't want to lose him': Ashley James, 30, breaks down in the diary room after love interest Ginuwine, 47, is evicted

Ashley James struggled to hold back the tears on Tuesday night, admitting she was going to miss love interest Ginuwine after he became the fifth housemate to be evited from the Celebrity Big Brother house.

In a clip shown during spin-off show Bit On The Side, Ashley, 30, broke down in tears after Ginuwine was voted out, despite the beauty saying that she knew he was going to be fine.

The reality star's admission came as Ginuwine, 47, slammed claims the pair were having a 'showmance', insisting he had a 'genuine connection' with the former Made in Chelsea star.

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Upset: Celebrity Big Brother star Ashley James broke down on Tuesday night after her love interest Ginuwine became the fifth housemate to be evicted

Upset: Celebrity Big Brother star Ashley James broke down on Tuesday night after her love interest Ginuwine became the fifth housemate to be evicted

Talking in the diary room Ashley said: 'I don't really get upset because I know that he's absolutely fine.

'But it's just I've lost my friend in here. I don't want to lose him. Even Ann [Widdecombe] said, she's lost her prayer buddy.

'It was just quite nice to have that person that I cared for and even though I was so adamant that I didn't want any form of emotional relationship in the house.

Sad: In a clip shown during spin-off Bit on the Side, Ashley told Big Brother she was going to miss Ginuwine, after the pair started a romantic fling during their time in the house

Emotional: Ashley admitted she had lost a friend after Ginuwine left the house, as viewers continued to question her 'showmance' with the singer

Emotional: Ashley admitted she had lost a friend after Ginuwine left the house, as viewers continued to question her 'showmance' with the singer

New man? Ashley and Ginuwine have left fans guessing with their relationship since entering the house, and have been seen getting cosy underneath the duvet
New man? Ashley and Ginuwine have left fans guessing with their relationship since entering the house, and have been seen getting cosy underneath the duvet

New man? Ashley and Ginuwine have left fans guessing with their relationship since entering the house, and have been seen getting cosy underneath the duvet

'Somehow it happened, and so it's just a bit weird. But yeah I am going to miss him.'

Ashley and Ginuwine enjoyed a brief fling during their time together in the Celebrity Big Brother house, and the singer has insisted their romance is genuine.

Speaking to host Emma Willis after becoming the fifth housemate to be evicted, Ginuwine teased: 'We're definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US].'

Goodbye: Giunwine became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house during Tuesday night's eviction

Goodbye: Giunwine became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house during Tuesday night's eviction

Ginuwine was forced to leave the famous compound after receiving the fewest amount of votes in CBB's latest eviction - leaving Ann Widdecombe, Daniel O'Reilly aka Dapper Laughs, Jonny Mitchell and Wayne Sleep to fight another day. 

On his exit, Emma made sure to grill the Pony singer on his flirtatious relationship with reality starlet Ashley on the show - that saw the MIC beauty declare she was 'seeing' Ginuwine, with the pair cosying up to one another on more than one occasion. 

Speaking of his love interest, Ginuwine said: 'She's a beautiful young lady. We really clicked. 

'I think it was what it was on the show and I'm wanting to see what it will be after.'

Keen: Giunwine has insisted he had a 'genuine connection' with the beauty and is hopeful the pair can rekindle their love affair on the outside

Keen: Giunwine has insisted he had a 'genuine connection' with the beauty and is hopeful the pair can rekindle their love affair on the outside

Making an exit! The 47-year-old father of nine was suited and booted for his exit as he left the famous compound to join host Emma Willis

Making an exit! The 47-year-old father of nine was suited and booted for his exit as he left the famous compound to join host Emma Willis

Future plans: Speaking to Emma about his romance with Ashley, he teased: 'We're definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US]'

Future plans: Speaking to Emma about his romance with Ashley, he teased: 'We're definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US]'

'It was definitely a genuine connection - no pun intended,' he continued, before teasing: 'I'm definitely going to talk to her after she gets out.'

Ginuwine became the fifth celebrity to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house and looking back on his time on the show, he claimed it had been 'wonderful'. 

The singer added: 'It was something I never expected to even get this far... thank you guys, I really had a great time.'

Fans had been following his relationship with Ashley on the show - with the pair's romance seeming to heat up in the days before his exit from the house. 

Ginuwine and the social media influence had been sen getting cosy in the hot tub, as well as giving each other steamy massages. 

Smitten: He added: 'She's a beautiful young lady. We really clicked. I think it was what it was on the show and I'm wanting to see what it will be after'

Smitten: He added: 'She's a beautiful young lady. We really clicked. I think it was what it was on the show and I'm wanting to see what it will be after'

Cheeky: Fans had been following his relationship with Ashley on the show - with the pair's romance seeming to heat up in the days before his exit from the house

Cheeky: Fans had been following his relationship with Ashley on the show - with the pair's romance seeming to heat up in the days before his exit from the house

Touchy feely: Ginuwine and the social media influence had been sen getting cosy in the hot tub, as well as giving each other steamy massages that left the Pony singer 'turned on'

Touchy feely: Ginuwine and the social media influence had been sen getting cosy in the hot tub, as well as giving each other steamy massages that left the Pony singer 'turned on'

Ashley and Jess Impiazzi stripped off to their bras in the bedroom as Malika Haqq and Ginuwine gave them massages.

As Ginuwine worked his way down Ashley's back, the Made In Chelsea star joked: 'Lower, lower... no, I'm joking!' to which he replied: 'I'm going to grab your booty.'

He then turned to Malika and said: 'I don't know about you, but I'm getting kind of turned on!'

'Yeah it's just you G, you're on your own buddy!' laughed Malika. 'You haven't touched a woman in a while.' 

Just hours later, Ashley admitted to Shane Jenek that she hadn't wanted to be a love interest, revealing: 'The only thing I said was that I don't want to have a house romance.' 

Heating up: The pair had declared they were 'seeing' each other while in the house together

Heating up: The pair had declared they were 'seeing' each other while in the house together

Hesitant: Ashley had initially had her reservations about a romance, admitting: 'The only thing I said was that I don't want to have a house romance'

Hesitant: Ashley had initially had her reservations about a romance, admitting: 'The only thing I said was that I don't want to have a house romance'

Sucker for love: The beauty gave into temptation and was seen sharing a bed and kissing Ginuwine, despite her housemates warning her not to let things progress with the US star

Sucker for love: The beauty gave into temptation and was seen sharing a bed and kissing Ginuwine, despite her housemates warning her not to let things progress with the US star

She appeared to initially have reservations about getting close to Ginuwine, but gave into temptation, despite her housemates warning her not to let things progress with the US star. 

They had warned Ashley not to be 'too tactile' with Ginuwine, who is also a grandfather as well as fathering nine children by five different women, but she proceeded to share a bed with him and passionately kiss the star under the duvet.   

Ginuwine's exit, meanwhile, followed former footballer John Barnes, who was forced to leave the house via a back door eviction. He had been nominated alongside Dapper Laughs, but was chosen by the house's female stars to leave.

Gone: Ginuwine's exit followed former footballer John Barnes, who was forced to leave the house via a back door eviction

Gone: Ginuwine's exit followed former footballer John Barnes, who was forced to leave the house via a back door eviction

Stunning: Emma Willis looked sensational for the live eviction show, as she sported a tailored burnt orange jacket over her all-black ensemble
Stand-out: All eyes were on the presenter, as she offset her outfit with a bold and bright red lip

Stunning: Emma Willis looked sensational for the live eviction show, as she sported a tailored burnt orange jacket over her all-black ensemble

Beaming: The brunette beauty looked thrilled to be back on set, as she waited to greet the show's latest evictee

Beaming: The brunette beauty looked thrilled to be back on set, as she waited to greet the show's latest evictee

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