In a chat with Big Brother in the Diary Room cut from tonight's show, Lotan was full of praise for the Ibiza Weekender reality star.
"I'm in love with her," he declared. "The woman, she's awesome, she's the sort of bird who I'd be my friend for life. She's pukka. She doesn't give a s**t.
"She's says it as it is, she's always smiling, there's nothing better than seeing a smile in front of you. I have no qualms with any of the girls so far, so sweet."
On the guys, Lotan offered up more opinions: "Joe reminds me of of my grandad, he's a proper fella. I can sit for hours and listen to his stories. He's got a lot to say but I think he's quite guarded right now, I get that.
"I think Tom's [the People's Housemate] had the toughest job and he's done really well with it.
"I think he's been very honest and it's given everyone a bit of a look in that this is a game, we're all here to play a game."
While Lotan is getting on with all of his fellow housemates, not everyone has settled in quite so comfortably.
Rebecca Jane also headed to the Diary Room on her first night and complained: "There's a lot of people that aren't my kind of people.
"Chanelle is..., she's either going to be a nice girl under it all…she’s either going to be sweet or a grenade that is going to go off.
"Kayleigh I’m weighing up…I need depth, I need intelligence…lip-gloss is not going to give it to me.”
Big Brother 2017 airs tonight at 10PM on Channel 5.