Grab your suitcase and mind your language, Ashleigh, it’s time to go.
Our potty mouthed Essex girl has clocked up almost eight weeks in the House and as one of the louder, more outspoken characters, her absence will definitely be felt – not least by lover-boy Luke S.
As one half of Lushleigh, she’s smooched her way through almost all of her 60 day residence. The couple have raised a few eyebrows with their under the cover activities, but in recent weeks housemates have started to doubt the legitimacy of their love. Ashleigh, too, has questioned her relationship citing the pair’s lack of common ground among her chief concerns. Luke S has had to persuade her his love is real but when she finally sees ‘that interview with the agent’, we suspect he’ll have a hell of a lot of grovelling to do.
Ashleigh says she’s not a typical Essex girl and, despite being a fully paid-up member of the fake tan crew, she dyed her golden locks brown in week one. She loves ‘the banter’ and can frequently be found filling housemates in with her no holds barred chat about her sexual exploits and history of dealings in the financial arena.
She’s a self proclaimed party girl and has proved her ‘larging it’ credentials by leading sneaky late night drinks thievery missions and successfully completing the All Night Rave task. Tasks, however have been Ashleigh’s downfall from time-to-time, with her refusal to face the paintball firing squad during the Gold Rush task being a low point. More recently she gave up mid-pillow fight during the Party Animals task, infuriating the boys.
Ashleigh also let the team down during The Letters Dilemmas task. Unable to bite her tongue and refrain from swearing, she lost Deana a letter from home. However, Big Brother gave her a chance to redeem herself through a secret clown task which she completed in style, allowing Deana to collect her correspondence. It was a low point in a fluctuating friendship, which went from the pair being occasional confidantes to outright enemies on the flip of a sixpence.
Ashleigh formed a brief alliance with Shievonne which brought out her cattier side, and her criticism of The Outsiders came thick and fast even after her pal left. But Ashleigh can offer a shoulder to cry on when needed and doesn’t like to see people upset. She wasn’t afraid to hand out advice and show support to housemates she thought deserved it.
Not known for her domestic prowess in the House, she compensated for this with an upbeat demeanour. A recent game of Personality Bingo revealed she considered herself bubbly, and three of her housemates agreed. Funny and confident were among the other traits chosen.
Ashleigh spent her last week in the House back with Luke S after his run in the White Room came in the end. Her boyfriend is guaranteed a place in the final, meaning the inseparable pair will have to spend at least three days apart. They’ll doubtless be three days of agony for the girl from Romford, but we’ve all got our fingers crossed that Team Lushleigh will continue long after the series ends.
Always up for a laugh and a glass of wine, the only way is the door for our Ashleigh now. See you on other side, babe. One hundred per cent.
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So Ashleigh has gone, what are your thoughts?