Celebrity Big Brother’s Stephanie Davis has said she missed her boyfriend so much she ‘substituted’ fellow housemate Jeremy McConnell for him.

Steph was dating model Sam Reece before she went in the house, but has been engaged in an apparent flirtation with former Mr Ireland Jeremy.

Steph and Jeremy have been close in the house



Steph and Jeremy have been close in the house (Channel 5)

 

But as the housemates speculated that Sam could join them in the house, Steph announced she still hoped to marry her boyfriend – leaving Jeremy open-mouthed.

In the Diary Room, she said: “My head is mashed. I’ve just realised everything. Like, I don’t want to get upset because I’m sick of getting upset.

“I’ve missed Sam so much that I’ve had to block him out completely. Because I wouldn’t have got this far. Maybe I’ve substituted Jez for Sam just because I’ve missed that contact…

Steph was upset

 

“I don’t want to look like a tease, do you know what I mean? Because I’m not like that. I think the world of Jez. But it’s like I can’t win, because I can’t speak about Sam now.”

Steph does not know that boyfriend Sam tweeted on January 11:

 

But a day later he clarified:

 

 

Jeremy was unimpressed with Steph’s behaviour, admitting: “I hate drama. I know it’s a game. I am so over it and bored of it. I’m sure you’ve heard her say ‘What are we gonna do on the outside? Are you gonna wait?’

“What the f*** does that mean? If she didn’t have any intentions with me and she has a boyfriend, would she say that? Cos I wouldn’t.”

Jeremy couldn't handle the drama



Jeremy couldn’t handle the drama (Channel 5)