Two of The Voice 2015 contestants have been getting close (and one has a girlfriend!)

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Two contestants on The Voice 2015 have apparently been getting close, despite one having a girlfriend.

Joe Woolford and Karis Thomas have reportedly been spotted flirting with one another backstage on the BBC One show.

The two Team Rita singers - who were both axed in The Voice UK results last night - were seen cuddling up during rehearsals for this weekend's show, The Sun on Sunday newspaper reports.

An insider told the newspaper today: “Karis and Joe have had a connection from day one.

"As they are now Rita’s only acts, they have spent even more time together and their flirting has become obvious."

However the news will no doubt surprise Joe's girlfriend Sally, with the source adding: "You definitely wouldn’t think that was the case to look at him with Karis.”

Last week however Joe insisted that his girlfriend 'didn't mind' all the attention he had been getting from girls since appearing on the show, including from mentor Rita.

“It’s nice to be noticed, especially by Rita," he said. "All my mates are jealous. My girlfriend doesn’t mind. She’s the one person that makes me nervous.”

Last night's live show saw both Joe and Karis eliminated, resulting in Rita being left with no acts in her team for next Saturday's final.

Going into next weekend's last live show are Team Ricky's Emmanuel Nwamadi and Stevie McCrorie, Team Tom's Sasha Simone and Team Will's Lucy O'Byrne.

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