As for whether their relationship has developed beyond Mark’s house, the single mum kept tight-lipped.
“Let’s be honest, our relationship has been under the microscope the whole time, so sometimes things are better left unsaid … I’m not confirming or denying anything.
“Look, anything is possible, and of course we still talk. I don’t want to give anything away, but women and men need to have some hope in their lives, and it’s not over until the fat lady sings, and hopefully I can become that fat lady one day,” Ning teased.
During Monday’s episode, she told viewers she and Mark hadn’t lost connection.
“We really struggled with intimacy, but since then, Mark’s been messaging me, we’ve been calling and, yeah, I feel like maybe he is still interested — but I want him to give me a sign.”
So, was it the former armed serviceman’s new look like floated Ning’s boat?
That’s a yes!
“I think he knows that I dig the beard, I feel like if he has the beard tonight, then maybe he does see something.”
And the feeling is mutual.
“I think there is a still a flame burning there,” Mark admitted.