Ashleigh was always going to struggle not to swear but even we did not anticipate she would drop the f-bomb within the first minute of being given the task.
Unfortunately the consequences of her actions have spilled over beyond her own reputation. She lost one housemate a letter from home and that housemate was Deana.
Our Miss India UK took the blow well and disappeared off to the bedroom for a bit of alone time rather than listen to the other housemates reading out heart-warming passages from their own correspondence.
Luke A reassured her saying, “I respect you for taking it so well. Your family will be so proud of you.”
Sara also attempted to sugar-coat the pill offering to let her share her friends. Cheers Sara, not quite the same.
Ashleigh offered (in our opinion) a rather half–hearted apology before heading for the garden to lament the quality of her own letter which arrived in poem form, rather than a gushing outpouring.
She said, “I didn’t even want my letter. It meant nothing to me. Imagine it was Becky who didn’t get her letter.” A touch insensitive perhaps.
She later retired to the chaise longue for a little cry and did tell Becky – who popped her head into the bathroom to offer a few comforting words – she felt bad for Deana.
Deana’s brave face seems to have earned her a new respect from her housemates. Caroline even cuddled up to reassure her with her slightly ‘cold’ letter from her own family.
And Luke S finally managed to drag himself away from crowing about his own correspondence to offer Ashleigh a shoulder to cry on. So all’s well that ends well. For now.