The judo Olympian was the second to go in tonight's (September 7) final, following close companion MC Harvey out of the house.
Ashley told Brian Dowling afterwards that he was "a bit gutted" about not winning, but said: "I've won in my own kind of mindset."
Asked about his flirting with Rhian Sugden on the show, Ashley said she was "amazing" and "lovely", adding that he hoped she and her boyfriend would get an OK magazine spread for their wedding.
Commenting on his relationship with MC Harvey, he explained he expected the rapper to be "troublesome" initially, but that then a "bromance happened".
He finished by confirming that he had "happy memories" from the show.