A group including John, Josie, Coolio, Makosi and Brian were chatting at the sofas about relationships, when Coolio said: "Marry the person that likes you. Don't go for the person you like." John added: "That's very good advice."
John continued, speaking about Josie: "She was so grateful that [John James] likes her. She'll soon see out there that there are many men [who will like her]."
Josie protested, saying: "I like him." John replied: "Of course you do, but once you see what the alternatives are, and the scumbag that he is, and when you see him in the Diary Room crying away." Laughing, Josie interrupted: "He's lovely."
John responded: "He's not lovely, you're seeing him through 'love eyes', because 'a man loves me'."
Makosi asked Josie: "Do you think you're not attractive?" John butted in, saying: "You (Josie) have no self-belief or self-confidence. There's nothing wrong with that." Brian said: "He (John James) is one of many men out there that'll like you."
Josie continued to defend the Australian, saying: "I have met a nice, genuine person, and caring." John said: "What are you talking about, caring? Always blowing hot and cold, get all of his Diary Room videos played back. He's playing around with you!"
Josie replied: "He's not like that!" Later, Brian told Josie to take John's comments about John James "with a pinch of salt".