X Factor 2014: Two contestants start romance at judges' houses!

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Two of this year's X Factor 2014 final 24 have kicked off a romance at judges' houses.

Stevi Ritchie and Helen Fulthorpe from the Overs category got close when filming with Simon Cowell in America earlier this year, it's been claimed.

The single parents apparently hit it off after getting chatting about their children.

Stevi said: “There has been some flirtation going on between me and Helen. She isn’t married and we both have children. It’s some friendly flirting.”

And he confessed he was working out to "get his six pack back" for the mum-of-two.

He added: “I’m working out five times a week, I need to get my six-pack back.”

A supposed source at filming of Simon's judges houses in Los Angeles said: “They’re really close. It was clear to everyone at the house that there is chemistry between them. They spent a lot of time together cosying up."

The insider added to The Sun newspaper today: “It’s clear they’re trying to take things slowly because of their kids and the competition, but they just can’t help themselves.

“They have got real chemistry together.”

But while they may be smitten now the pair will face off this weekend as they compete for a spot in the live shows.

The X Factor continues Friday night on ITV.

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