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CBB star’s ‘secret romance’ with BGT judge!

She's got a VERY famous ex!

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Ashley James has confessed she’d love to find romance in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

But just two years ago she was rumoured to be very much a taken lady after enjoying a sizzling fling with David Walliams.

The former Made In Chelsea star was linked to Britain’s Got Talent judge David back in 2015.

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Ashley entered the CBB house on Tuesday (Credit: Channel 5)

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Following David’s split from wife Lara Stone, it was rumoured he turned his attentions to model and DJ Ashley.

A source told The Mirror at the time that David let Ashley know he was interested by sending her white roses.

“They hang out in a group with other people and she has been to his house with other friends,” said an insider.

“They are both very flirty and it’s clear there’s a huge attraction there but David is quite cautious about entering into another relationship.”

It was reported the pair met via mutual friends and they were once snapped leaving a restaurant together in a group of pals, but neither of them ever confirmed they were dating.

And gradually stories about their alleged romance quietly disappeared over the year.

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Ashley has always declined to comment on the Walliams rumours (Credit: Instagram @ashleylouisejames)

Well, until 2017 when it emerged David had ‘liked’ a picture of Ashley in her bikini that she posted to Instagram.

Ashley refused to comment on David during a chat with The Sun ahead of entering CBB.

Declining to confirm if they’d ever even dated, she simply said: “I wouldn’t comment on that.”

“I am single now and have been for a long time,” she added. “My exes are irrelevant to me.”

Ashley would like to find love in the house (Credit: Instagram @ashleylouisejames)

Ashley also revealed she’s keen to find love in the house when the men arrive on Friday – but draws the line at having sex on TV because her grandmother will be watching!

In an interview with Mail Online in May, the star described herself as “tragically single”. Aww.

She said: “I can’t find any nice men.

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“I’m not actively looking for love but I’m a hopeless romantic at heart. It would be amazing in life to share experiences with someone.

“Of course I would love to think The One is out there but he is hiding really hard!”

CBB airs nightly at 9pm on Channel 5.