CBB’s Ashley James steps out the morning after eviction

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On Tuesday night, she became the latest contestant to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, narrowly missing out on competing in the final.

And Ashley James, 30, appeared to be adjusting smoothly to life outside of the famous Hertfordshire digs on Wednesday morning, when she was spotted leaving her London hotel sporting a broad smile and carrying a warm beverage.

Her outing came as she gave an interview to The Sun, in which she expressed her relief at having abstained from on-screen sex with 47-year-old CBB castmate Ginuwine, with whom she was seen getting close to.

The morning after the night before: Ashley James was spotted leaving her London hotel on Wednesday, the morning after she was excited from Celebrity Brother

The morning after the night before: Ashley James was spotted leaving her London hotel on Wednesday, the morning after she was excited from Celebrity Brother

The morning after the night before: Ashley James was spotted leaving her London hotel on Wednesday, the morning after she was excited from Celebrity Brother

She told the newspaper: ‘He and I behaved in a respectable way. They [my parents] know my morals. I didn’t think they would be worried about that. Before I went into the house I didn’t want any form of romance.

‘There’s always been a focus on me and [my] relationships. Even when I saw the VTs – I thought there was no one I could potentially fancy. We just got on really well. We were living in an artificial environment, but there’s no doubt we had a connection.’

She added of their future: ‘I’m excited to see how this develops, but we live on different continents so I can’t promise what will happen.’

Cuppa: The former Made In Chelsea star sported a broad smile and carried a warm beverage

Cuppa: The former Made In Chelsea star sported a broad smile and carried a warm beverage

Cuppa: The former Made In Chelsea star sported a broad smile and carried a warm beverage

Casually cool: She looked casually cool in a striped, blue-and-mustard rollneck sweater, which she teamed with blue skinny jeans and a pair of black Nike running shoes

Casually cool: She looked casually cool in a striped, blue-and-mustard rollneck sweater, which she teamed with blue skinny jeans and a pair of black Nike running shoes

Casually cool: She looked casually cool in a striped, blue-and-mustard rollneck sweater, which she teamed with blue skinny jeans and a pair of black Nike running shoes

For her solo excursion, former Made In Chelsea star Ashley looked casually cool in a striped, blue-and-mustard rollneck sweater, which she teamed with blue skinny jeans and a pair of black Nike running shoes.

With her pink locks tied back in a sleek ponytail, she appeared relaxed and happy as she stepped out hours after her live CBB eviction, where she admitted that she wasn’t fazed about meeting Ginuwine’s nine children. 

She reasoned: ‘We can go on a first date first! Most of the children are my age so I’d rather go on a first date… I don’t really care what baggage he brings because he’s learnt a lot from his past and he’s a very emotional, supportive person.’ 

Ginuwine has two daughters, Dream Sarae Lumpkin, 15, and Story, 16, as well as 25-year-old son Elgin, Jr., in addition to six more children with other women.

Relief: Her outing came as she expressed relief at having abstained from on-screen sex with 47-year-old CBB castmate Ginuwine

Relief: Her outing came as she expressed relief at having abstained from on-screen sex with 47-year-old CBB castmate Ginuwine

Relief: Her outing came as she expressed relief at having abstained from on-screen sex with 47-year-old CBB castmate Ginuwine

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

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

Meanwhile, Ashley went on to admit that she had no idea love would blossom in the house with the father-of-nine, as she wasn’t initially attracted to anyone in the house.

She explained it didn’t deter from fancying Ginuwine, saying: ‘I’ve never looked at a man on a first date and found them attractive! I really don’t care about the physicality – I don’t care about the physical. I find him attractive based on his energy.’

Explaining that she was actively trying to avoid a house romance, Ashley revealed: ‘Before I went into the house I was so adamant that I didn’t want any form of romance and even when I saw the VTs i thought I wouldn’t fancy him…   

‘I was a Big Brother fan for years and I was always wary of romances so I was almost mortified to be part of that but I’m excited to see how things develop.’ 

Relaxed: With her pink locks tied back in a sleek ponytail, she appeared relaxed and happy

Relaxed: With her pink locks tied back in a sleek ponytail, she appeared relaxed and happy

Relaxed: With her pink locks tied back in a sleek ponytail, she appeared relaxed and happy

Meet the family: Ashley admitted that she wasn't fazed about meeting Ginuwine's nine children

Meet the family: Ashley admitted that she wasn't fazed about meeting Ginuwine's nine children

Meet the family: Ashley admitted that she wasn’t fazed about meeting Ginuwine’s nine children

Earlier in the evening, Ashley became the ninth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house, three days ahead of the Channel 5 series’ grand final. 

Speaking to show host Emma Willis, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed that she’s looking forward to spending time with Ginuwine on the outside world but is realistic about the possibility of romance continuing to blossom between them

Clad in her tartan tuxedo blazer, she was left dumbfounded that the Pony hitmaker was sitting beside her parents but admitted she was left surprised by her feelings towards him.

‘This is so weird that he is sat next to my parents,’ she began. ‘I kind of remember not liking him. When I saw him in the VTs, I was like – phew, I am not going to fancy him. 

Voted out: Ashley, 30, became the ninth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday, three days ahead of the Channel 5 series' grand final

Voted out: Ashley, 30, became the ninth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday, three days ahead of the Channel 5 series' grand final

Voted out: Ashley, 30, became the ninth person to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday, three days ahead of the Channel 5 series’ grand final

Getting serious? Ginuwine as he sat alongside her parents during her eviction interview

Getting serious? Ginuwine as he sat alongside her parents during her eviction interview

Getting serious? Ginuwine as he sat alongside her parents during her eviction interview

‘And then I can’t remember the moment, we just connected straightaway. So when he left, I didn’t really expect him to go and that was really hard.  

Looking to the future, the British beauty admitted she’s open to seeing where the future takes them.

She continued: ‘I don’t know, I’m excited to spend time outside of the house with G. Either way we’re good friends and we’ll see what we’re like on the outside world.’

‘It’s a testament to my feelings towards him that they haven’t gone out the window straight away [when he was evicted].’

Realistic: Speaking to show host Emma Willis, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed that she's looking forward to spending time with him on the outside world but is realistic about the possibility of romance continuing to blossom between them

Realistic: Speaking to show host Emma Willis, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed that she's looking forward to spending time with him on the outside world but is realistic about the possibility of romance continuing to blossom between them

Realistic: Speaking to show host Emma Willis, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed that she's looking forward to spending time with him on the outside world but is realistic about the possibility of romance continuing to blossom between them

Realistic: Speaking to show host Emma Willis, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed that she's looking forward to spending time with him on the outside world but is realistic about the possibility of romance continuing to blossom between them

Realistic: Speaking to show host Emma Willis, the former Made In Chelsea star revealed that she’s looking forward to spending time with him on the outside world but is realistic about the possibility of romance continuing to blossom between them

Her frank comments come after Ginuwine shot down claims of a ‘showmance’ between the pair.

He insisted he had a ‘genuine connection’ with the beauty and was hopeful the pair could rekindle their love affair on the outside after he was evicted last week from the show.

The father of nine became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the house on last week and speaking with show host Emma, he teased: ‘We’re definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US].’  

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.

Check her out: Clad in her tartan tuxedo blazer, she was left dumbfounded that the Pony hitmaker was sitting beside her parents but admitted she was left surprised by her feelings towards him

Check her out: Clad in her tartan tuxedo blazer, she was left dumbfounded that the Pony hitmaker was sitting beside her parents but admitted she was left surprised by her feelings towards him

Check her out: Clad in her tartan tuxedo blazer, she was left dumbfounded that the Pony hitmaker was sitting beside her parents but admitted she was left surprised by her feelings towards him

Honest: 'This is so weird that he is sat next to my parents,' she began. 'I kind of remember not liking him. When I saw him in the VTs, I was like – phew, I am not going to fancy him'

Honest: 'This is so weird that he is sat next to my parents,' she began. 'I kind of remember not liking him. When I saw him in the VTs, I was like – phew, I am not going to fancy him'

Honest: ‘This is so weird that he is sat next to my parents,’ she began. ‘I kind of remember not liking him. When I saw him in the VTs, I was like – phew, I am not going to fancy him’

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.’

‘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.’

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.

'Connection': She said: 'And then I can’t remember the moment, we just connected straightaway. So when he left, I didn’t really expect him to go and that was really hard'

'Connection': She said: 'And then I can’t remember the moment, we just connected straightaway. So when he left, I didn’t really expect him to go and that was really hard'

‘Connection’: She said: ‘And then I can’t remember the moment, we just connected straightaway. So when he left, I didn’t really expect him to go and that was really hard’

Delight: The singer watched Ashley give her interview alongside her parents

Delight: The singer watched Ashley give her interview alongside her parents

Delight: The singer watched Ashley give her interview alongside her parents

Delight: The singer watched Ashley give her interview alongside her parents

Delight: The singer watched Ashley give her interview alongside her parents

Open: Looking to the future, the British beauty admitted she's open to seeing where the future takes them

Open: Looking to the future, the British beauty admitted she's open to seeing where the future takes them

Open: Looking to the future, the British beauty admitted she’s open to seeing where the future takes them

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.   

During last week’s show however, Celebrity Big Brother fans were left convinced that Ashley’s family were ‘hinting’ that she should ‘stay away’ from Ginuwine.

The Made In Chelsea star’s parents cryptically warned her not to let ‘let any person or wine’ distract her from ‘achieving your potential’, in her emotional letter from home on Wednesday. 

Future: She continued: 'I don't know, I'm excited to spend time outside of the house with G. Either way we're good friends and we'll see what we're like on the outside world'

Future: She continued: 'I don't know, I'm excited to spend time outside of the house with G. Either way we're good friends and we'll see what we're like on the outside world'

Future: She continued: ‘I don’t know, I’m excited to spend time outside of the house with G. Either way we’re good friends and we’ll see what we’re like on the outside world’

Next: She shared: 'It's a testament to my feelings towards him that they haven't gone out the window straight away [when he was evicted]'

Next: She shared: 'It's a testament to my feelings towards him that they haven't gone out the window straight away [when he was evicted]'

Next: She shared: ‘It’s a testament to my feelings towards him that they haven’t gone out the window straight away [when he was evicted]’

And sharp-eyed viewers insisted the model’s loved ones were alluding to Ginuwine when they said ‘wine’. It comes as the singer admitted in his post-eviction interview that a lot of their PDA was ‘for the cameras’.  

The female escort in Washington DC housemates were all allowed to read their letters from home after winning a task earlier in the episode.

Ashley’s letter – read by Andrew Brady – began ‘Ash, you will never know how much we love you as we’re not the best at emotional stuff.

‘You scare the life out of us at times but we have been watching you over the last few days, and we are desperate for you to do well and show everyone how special you are.’ 

It continued: ‘Don’t let any person or wine distract you from achieving your potential.’ 

Ashley has been vocal in the past about wanting to refrain from a house romance to avoid disappointing her family watching at home.

When Andrew said the word ‘wine’ she interrupted him and asked ‘did they say wine?’ looking confused.

Meanwhile, Pony hitmaker admitted that the pair, who regularly cuddled in the house and shared a kiss under the covers – put on some of their PDA for the viewers.

Speaking after his eviction, he told Metro: ‘A lot of times, we were doing that for the cameras and to tease everybody that was looking at us.

So no, nothing ever happened. I would never disrespect her, and she would never disrespect herself. It was all in fun. 

‘We’d have a little peck here and a kiss there, but we were really doing it a lot of the time just to mess with everybody who was looking.’ 

Making an exit! The father of nine became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the house on last week and speaking with show host Emma, he teased: 'We're definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US]'

Making an exit! The father of nine became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the house on last week and speaking with show host Emma, he teased: 'We're definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US]'

Making an exit! The father of nine became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the house on last week and speaking with show host Emma, he teased: ‘We’re definitely going to hook up when she comes over [to the US]’



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CBB’s Ashley James steps out the morning after eviction