The TOWIE and Celebrity Big Brother star said that although she is "loving" this year's series, she fears that the self-confessed "naughty girl" could damage the reputation of Essex girls with her potty mouth and flirtatious antics.
"The most annoying housemate is Essex girl Ashleigh," Childs wrote in her New column. "I can't believe how much she swears.
"I hope people don't think all Essex girls are like that or she'll give us a bad name."
However, Childs did reveal herself to be a fan of doorman Chris James and his "funny, squeaky voice".
"He said he has hair like [TOWIE's] Joey Essex, but I don't think he has at all - not even close," she commented.
Childs also praised the design of the new sparkly Big Brother house, declaring: "It's been vajazzled!"
Hughes has already admitted to having a crush on fellow housemate Luke Scrase.
"I just like his muscles," she explained to Big Brother. "I think that's why I like him, don't think it's his personality, we'll see what happens."
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