On Wednesday night (10 September), Ricci and Lauren were evicted from the CBB house together in a double eviction and since their exit, the pair have faced claims their relationship in the house was just for the cameras.
But hitting back at speculation they were faking a "showmance", Ricci told the Daily Star he would happily take a lie detector test, stating: "My feelings were 100 percent natural."
Chatting to Emma Willis after being evicted, Ricci told the CBB host he fell for Lauren as soon as he entered the house three weeks ago and reiterating his affections for the 27-year-old while speaking to the Daily Star, Ricci said: "I was thrilled when I saw her in the Big Brother house."
While on the show, the pair flirted up a storm on their first night and after a few drinks Ricci and Lauren were seen kissing on two occasions.
But now the Geordie has revealed the cameras didn't capture everything that had happened between the couple while in the CBB compound.
Ricci said: "I think we kissed seven times. I would have liked to have done it more... We did share a bed. I cuddled her. But then I left before any funny business."
Due to the pressures of being in the house it wasn't long before the pair called time on their brief fling and Lauren told Ricci nothing would happen between them romantically after the show.
But since being evicted, it seems Lauren may have had a change of heart.
She told the newspaper, telling Ricci she just wanted to be friends with him was a "heat of the moment thing".
After admitting she "wouldn't rule out" having a relationship with the Geordie Shore star, Lauren said: "Feelings in there change daily. Three weeks seems like three months. Who knows what will happen?"
So... does this mean romance could still be on the cards?
Guess, we'll have to watch this space!
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