The Apprentice's Jade English had a "genuine connection" to James White.
The blonde businesswoman hit the headlines a few months ago when it was revealed that she and the show winner has been having a steamy affair inside the house - despite being in relationships with other people - and, although she refused to go into detail about their romance, she admitted they became "extremely close."
Writing on her blog JadeEnglish.com, she said in a post titled "The Apprenticeships of a Lifetime": "We were both competitive, into our fitness and I think we just had a genuine connection and felt that we could rely on each other in the house.
"We used to go outside and play bat and ball and stay up talking about how the world has no limits. It was inspiring to be around someone else who had as much ambition and vision in life as I do.
"The process means that you are away from your family and friends for a long period of time and you are not allowed to have any contact with the outside world.
"This means that the bonds you build up in the house are amplified as you are thrown together 24/7 and James and I became extremely close friends.
"After every task, we would return to the house and sit and chat about life, the Universe and everything. It's amazing how raw and stripped back from everything you become when you're away from everyday life."
After she was given the boot from the competition, the 26-year-old broadcast journalist graduate returned to her boyfriend of six and a half years Joel and decided to end the relationship there and then because they were no longer right.
She explained: "I returned home to where my partner and I lived. I just knew I was different and so did my partner. I hadn't changed, but my mentality certainly had.
"I finally fully believed in myself and knew I had the courage to be on my own and make my business a success and we were stopping each other from growing as individuals. I finally bit the bullet and made the hard decision to move out after all of our years together. For the rest of the summer, I toured most of England, visited candidates in different cities, holidayed to Croatia and Barcelona, attended London Fashion week and landed myself a job as an Account Manager at a great company called Clear Channel (who by the way have been phenomenally supportive throughout this crazy time)."