X Factor 2012: George Shelley, Ella Henderson dating rumours confirmed by Caroline Flack!

George Shelley

Caroline Flack has seemingly confirmed that X Factor's Ella Henderson and George Shelley are dating!

The teenage pair were linked after tabloid reports yesterday suggesting they had struck up a close bond backstage.

But given that Ella is the only single, straight girl in the competition, it's not as if there was ever going to be anyone else involved in such rumours.

So was it just made up showbiz rubbish or the blossoming of a real relationship?

Speaking on This Morning, Xtra Factor host Caroline blabbed: "Ella is supposedly getting close to George Shelley.”

“I have heard on the grapevine, backstage that they are getting quite close."

She added: "I’m not sure if it’s a very close friendship or if there’s a bit of romance there but I think it would be so cute if they got together.”

It was reported yesterday in The Sun that Ella was ‘smitten’ with her new beau, so much so that they’re spending all their time together and constantly exchanging text messages.

The newspaper’s source commented: “It’s such a cute romance — they’re playing it down but they’re absolutely inseparable.

“They are holding hands when they think no one is looking and since they were dared to kiss, they haven’t been apart.”

George is still settling in to newly formed band Union J – formerly Triple J – after joining them just before their judges’ houses reprieve.

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with performances from Taylor Swift and Rebecca Ferguson.

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