Just 48 hours into the series, the pair were all over one another in tonight's show.
It started in the morning of Day 2 where, on the sofas, Lotan began a pillow fight with Ellie and teased “Did that excite you?”
Later when housemates were in the hot tub, Ellie kissed Lotan before they ended up in bed together, kissing again. He said: “You make me smile, you make me want to be happy a lot!”
The morning after however, Ellie seemed to have some regrets as she told Kayleigh Morris: "I'm stupid when I drink. I just wanted a big man to cuddle."
In the Diary Room, Ellie went to spill all on the blossoming romance with Lotan.
"He's very deep... not deep in me!" she giggled, "But like whether he fancies or me or not... well he probably don't but don't have a chance... he's a really good friend.
"Why would someone like me have a chance with him? It's like when you look in a real nice posh store and you think 'Ooh that's nice, but I can't afford it'".
Whether or not Lotan's feelings are genuine remains to be seen but he's certainly claiming it's not just for the cameras.
In a chat with Big Brother in the Diary Room, 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 want to 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."
Big Brother 2017 airs tonight at 10PM on Channel 5.