Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell
Housemates Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell have grown close over the last two weeks, and their relationship is reportedly upsetting Davis' boyfriend on the outside, Sam ReeceChannel 5

Celebrity Big Brother contest and former Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis has "upset" model boyfriend Sam Reece, according to an insider. Davis and fellow housemate Jeremy McConnell appear to have grown very close since the celebrities entered the house on 5 January. He was even heard whispering to Davis in a previous episode that he loved her and joked about marriage in the broadcast that aired on 18 January; apparently, it is all getting too much for Reece.

A source close to him recently commented to Mail Online: "Sam's very upset. He's heartbroken and devastated. He can't quite believe what he's been watching on Celebrity Big Brother. He didn't expect in a million years to see what's been happening with Stephanie. When he said goodbye to her going into the house, he thought this was just going to be a wonderful experience for her, but he's just really shocked now."

The statement comes just a week after many believed Reece had ended his relationship with Davis during her time in the house. The British model took to his Twitter account on 11 January to tell his followers: "Hi everyone, I will no longer be supporting Stephanie Davis... Thanks for all your support and love you have given me!!" However, he has since written clarified that he and Steph "remain a couple "would never end a relationship over text or social media" and that he "wants to talk to Steph face to face" when she leaves the programme.

It appears Reece is not the only person getting upset with Davis's relationship with McConnell. In last night's highlight episode, The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins opened up to Davis about her opinion and how she believed her behaviour with McConnell was basically "cheating" and unacceptable. Davis hit the roof.

"Who are ya? You're off TOWIE. What's your talent? Nothing," she shouted at Collins before retreating to the Diary Room. There, she continued her rant, saying: "Gemma's a f**king c**t, I hate her. If you let me back in that house I'm gonna end up doing something I regret. Even if that's punching Gemma Collins in the face which she deserves. She's a f**king diva, big lion-headed c**t who's an absolute k*** and people that do like her need to give their head a wobble because she's disgusting."

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