However it's not the money she's after - or so she says.
Yesterday, Big Brother announced that housemates would be split into two teams, competing for £20,000 of the prize fund.
Andrew, Ellie, Hannah, Isabelle, Kieran and Sam are in the GOLD Team while Chanelle, Charlotte, Deborah, Raph and Tom are the BLACK team.
"The two teams must sleep in separate bedrooms. All friendships made in the house so far, must be kept to one side," Big Brother continued, "Your own focus now is to earn back the money for your team.
Ellie was over the moon with the news - because it meant her spending more time with Sam.
"I'm buzzing, Sam's on my team, so he gets to stay in the same room, woo!" she told Big Brother.
Ellie was also happy the end of the series was now in sight: "It's exciting, and I think knowing that we're doing this kind of task like, makes me think, it is like the light at the end of the tunnel like, this is all going to be over soon and it's just, just enjoy it.
"When will I ever be back in the bloody Big Brother house sat on this chair chatting to you? I can't just ring you can i? Do you know what I mean?"
Meanwhile, when it came to the actual competition, Ellie said: "I think we've got more of a physical team, obviously me playing rugby I'm going to be really strong.
"Obviously they're scared of this!"
Last night's show saw more drama between her and Sam, including an awkward home truth from Chanelle McCleary.
Things got off to a bad start for Ellie in the morning when she again felt as though Sam was flirting with Isabelle Warburton.
After Ellie insisted Sam fancied Isabelle, Sam told Ellie: "No I don't! I don't find her attractive."
Later on, in a drinking game, Chanelle said Ellie was a 'follower'.
"Ellie, following in someone else's shadow... Sam. She's always with Sam now, she doesn't need to always be with someone," Chanelle commented.
The comment reduced Ellie to tears with Chanelle later comforting her: "I don't meant it to be in a bad way."
Ellie replied: "I know you don't mean it in a bad way but it's s**t like."
However soon Ellie was once again following Sam around as the pair made up in the store room.
Big Brother 2017 continues nightly on Channel 5.