JESSICA Cunningham has revealed that her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother has ensured her family are now financially secure.
The former Apprentice candidate was evicted from the Borehamwood reality show on Friday night in a double elimination special with husband and wife combo Heidi and Spencer Pratt.
During the eviction interview with Emma Willis she admitted that she was ‘gutted’ to be out the house – but she later revealed to The Sun Online that her short stint on the show meant that she could secure a more stable future for her family.
Speaking after her eviction from this year’s show, Jessica said: “Oh god, when you’re in there the only thing you have got is your brain and your thoughts…your children, I’m a full time parent and it’s so emotional.
“My sister and my mum – they were looking after them. My kids are my best pals.”
However, Jessica revealed that despite missing them, leaving the show was never an option for her.
She added: “The maximum I was going to be there was three weeks, it was short term pain for long term gain. Me going into the Celebrity Big Brother house has been life changing.
“It means me and the kids are financially secure, I know how to make money and that’s a priority.”
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The 29-year-old has thee young daughters with her previous relationship with Alistair Eccles.
Alistair is a convicted criminal who was given a 15-month suspended prison sentence after admitting money laundering at Preston Crown Court for his part in an elaborate scam in 2013.
The flirtation didn’t go unnoticed by the general public and in particular her ex-Apprentice co-star Courtney Wood – who she was connected to before entering CBB.
Speaking to The Sun Online, she said: “Me and Courtney- Courtney will always be a big part of my life but I’m single. I’m single, I don’t have any commitments.”
Even though she’s been evicted from the show, it is doubtful that this is the last we see of the businesswoman.
She revealed: “The media and reality TV is such a fun industry to be in, I’m just going to open every opportunity and embrace it and see what the future holds.”
She told Emma: “She’s actually really nice and she’s dead funny… she came in with all guns blazing.”
Jessica also admitted that she felt bad for her and said that she and Jedward were the only people who spoke to her.
Catch Celebrity Big Brother, weeknights at 9/10pm on Channel 5.