Ricci Guarnaccio's budding CBB romance with Lauren Goodger is getting underway.
Although after it's been revealed that the pair know each other quite well outside of the house, it's questionable just how real it is.
While the celebs knowing one another is to be somewhat expected, especially the likes of the TOWIE and Geordie Shore lot, some have already branded Lauren and Ricci's flirting the start of a showmance.
In a Diary Room chat yesterday, Ricci told Big Brother: “Lauren is well fit, we’ve had some messaging going on."
He admitted: “She came up to Newcastle and we had a night out. I’ve met her a few times and we get on.”
The pair's playful antics continued in the house tonight after BB again supplied the group with booze after Dee passed her secret mission.
Chatting in the pod with Gladiator star David 'Tornado' McIntosh, Ricci admitted he was overwhelmed by Lauren's apparent flirting, and asked if she was single.
David encouraged him: "She's definitely [flirting with you].
"You kinda got everything, you're the only single guy, they'll be fighting over you!"