Bookies are taking bets on an X Factor romance between Ella Henderson and Union J's George Shelley blossoming.
Ella, already the bookies' favourite, wowed the judges on Saturday night with her version of Minnie Riperton’s classic, ‘Lovin’ You’, and the 16 year-old is ‘lovin’ her life right now – tipped to win the X Factor series plus rumoured to have struck up a romance with fellow contestant Union J’s, George Shelley.
According to leading online betting comparison site Oddschecker.com, Ladbrokes is offering evens on the two X Factor hopefuls being ‘papped’ kissing between now and the end of the series.
Favourite Ella Henderson has seen her odds consistently shorten from 7/4 pre live shows to a current best price 4/5.
However both Ella and George have insisted that they're both friends.
She said: "Me and George are close best friends. We just act like 12-year-olds around each other.
“Last Friday there were comments about Dan from District Three and I, then George and then yesterday me and Lucy Spraggan so I am waiting for me and Rylan to become an item.”
The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.
This weekend will see the remaining eleven finalists singing tracks with a Club Classics theme.