Despite one of the show's main principles having traditionally been that housemates are to have no contact with the outside world, the 23-year-old star of The Only Way Is Essex interacted with the journalist to work on her weekly column for the publication.
Sam wrote about her Big Brother experience in her most recent OK column, saying: "Ollie [Locke] flirts with me a little bit and I flirt with him too."
"I love his humour" she added, and commented: "Out of everyone I would have most like to be handcuffed to him."
Channel 5 has confirmed to The Mirror that, before the show began, Sam was granted special permission to have contact with the magazine.
Both Channel 5 and OK magazine are owned by company Northern & Shell, prompting suggestions that Sam is having preferential treatment from company boss Richard Desmond.
This isn't the first time that a Big Brother housemate has been granted special permission to leave the house while being a current contestant.
Last year, Rylan Clark left the house for X Factor tour rehearsals, and The Only Way is Essex star Mario Falcone was also granted leave from the show to get a visa for the ITV2 show's Las Vegas special.
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