X Factor 2012: Jade Ellis 'in love' with Rylan Clark!

Jade Ellis (X Factor 2012)

X Factor star Jade Ellis has defended Rylan Clark, saying she's in love with the Essex performer!

Mum of one Jade insisted that Rylan wasn't a joke act on the show.

"I absolutely love Rylan. He is actually one of the hardest workers in the competition. He practices all day.

"He's been made out to be this big joke, but he genuinely isn't," Jade said.

Jade also revealed she was slowly getting used to the long days worth of filming, saying: "At first I was so exhausted, but now I'm getting used to the hard work.

"I'm definitely still getting nervous. But I try to channel my nerves into positive energy."

The 25-year-old has so far been a bit of a slow burner on the show, but insisted that mentor Tulisa wasn't favoring Lucy Spraggan or Ella Henderson over her.

Jade raved: "Tulisa's been amazing.

"Before the show started I had reservations about how involved the mentors get. But she's so involved, from the styling and make up, to the songs we sing."

Jade continued: "She actually cares. It's still weird to see her name pop up on my phone screen though, she'll often text saying 'How are you getting on'"

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues tonight with a spooky Halloween themed episode as the remaining ten contestants perform live once again.

The latest results show follows tomorrow evening, which will feature performances from Fun. and Robbie Williams, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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