Big Brother evictee John James has admitted he is in love with fellow housemate Josie, following his departure from the house on Friday night.

The Australian, who was one of four housemates evicted this week, admitted that Josie had expressed feelings for him a lot earlier than he did.

“I never went in there with intentions of forming a relationship in the house, because of that environment,”he said.

“You never know if they are true feelings or if they are false feelings, and you never know until you get out.

“I do love her, there’s no doubt about that. I just have to wait until she gets out, and see what happens, really.”

Meanwhile Josie – who is the favourite to win the final on Tuesday – wept in the garden after John James had left.

“Never in my life have I had anyone care like that,” she told JJ. “Now that he’s gone I realise how much I really really do love him.”

Josie will compete against Mario, Dave, JJ and Andrew in Tuesday’s final, with the winner going on to appear in Ultimate Big Brother with some of the best housemates from previous series.