But are the feelings between the couple one way?
Just 48 hours into this year's series, the pair were all over one another last week.
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'".
In the house this weekend, Ellie again seemed to make a move on Lotan as she cuddled up with him in the living area.
She later told Chanelle: "He's so fit and he's really funny."
Chanelle then spilled: "He said he wouldn't take it to that level because he's got so much respect for you and that he seems hurt everyone he touches so he wouldn't want it to take it to that level because he respects you so much."
Ellie reacted: "I think it's a nice way of saying I don't fancy you."
Chanelle encouraged: "You're worth more than that honey."
Ellie sighed: "But he's such a nice person."
Big Brother 2017 airs tonight at 9PM on Channel 5.