X Factor 2012: Ella Henderson admits she "really likes" George Shelley

Ella Henderson (X Factor 2012)

X Factor star Ella Henderson has confessed she "really likes" George Shelley.

There's been various rumours about Ella and the Union J singer, but Ella has denied they're more than just friends.

But speaking to the Daily Star Sunday at the weekend, the 16-year-old said: “Yes, I admit we do really like each other.

“It’s hard because our ­schedules are so busy that you don’t have time for a­ ­romance…but you never know after the show."

She continued: “Everyone keeps ­telling me how cute we are together and we do have so much in ­common.

“We really get along and he’s my best friend.”

Speaking backstage at rehearsals last week, Ella insisted there was no romance backstage, simply due to the lack of time any of the group get to spend with one another.

“I get along with all the lads really well – I’ve got two big brothers at home so being around them I feel at ease and I feel relaxed and there’s no bitchiness or tension,” Ella said, perhaps taking a swipe at her rival girls! “It’s nice to let your hair down and feel like one of the boys sometimes.”

Ella continued: “For everyone that questions the romances, there’s not time to actually do anything like that or get into a serious relationship like that.

“The schedule of this competition is just too jam-packed… but you never know what will happen after the show is finished.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues next Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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