The holiday rep, who had been working at Xscape prior to entering the Channel 5 show, has been saved from facing the public vote so will remain a contestant fopr another week at least.
Just hours after the show’s launch the 16 housemates were divided into ‘citizens’ and ‘exiles’ based on their popularity.
And with 23-year-old Ellie being named a ‘citizen’, it means she will not face the chop tonight.
However, eight other housemates are up for eviction.
The news will be a relief for the former Castleford Academy head girl, whose mother Julie told the Express this week: “She has a good chance I think, as long as she’s not voted off the first week, that’s her big fear.”