On last night's episode, viewers saw Lockie asking Danielle if she wanted to go for drinks or a date and her saying that she would, giving hope they could renew their relationship.
But in an interview with the show's official website, Lockie said he won't be rushing anything and if romance does spark again, it will be naturally, rather than pushed.
"At the minute me and Danielle are obviously just friends. I think that's the best place we can be in at the minute. I don't want to rush into anything, I want things to happen naturally," he said.
"We get on well, we're having a good time, enjoying each other's company and that's it. I don't want to put any pressure and slip back. I'm scared of slipping back to the place we where in before, a toxic situation."
He said if things do continue with Danielle, it will only be if there are "both in a good place, on equal terms, and both want the same thing going forward."
Lockie and Danielle split in Marbs earlier this year.
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