The former Apprentice star formed a close friendship with Austin in the CBB house, sleeping in the same bed as him even though, as housemates were evicted, plenty of other beds were available.
Appearing on Big Brother Bit On The Side, he joked: "I would have missed the warmth [if I had moved bed]! I would have been lonely on my own after that."
James also said of Team USA's Austin: "He's hard work... but he's just awesome. He has done so well to keep his head through everything he has been through. We just clicked. He thought he was the big brother but I was the big brother! It was nice to have someone that shared the same interests as me."
On Thursday night's finale, we saw James crowned the winner of CBB with Austin finishing runner-up: fitting that the two best friends were the two last housemates standing.
CBB finale results
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