X Factor duo Bradley Hunt and Ottavio Columbro are NOT a couple

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X Factor duo Bradley Hunt and Ottavio Columbro have insisted they are NOT a couple.

The pair had originally planned to audition for the show together but had an argument before their performance over raw chicken, of all things.

So they instead decided to audition separately before the judges persuaded them to reunite.

They went on to sing Pussycat Dolls' Buttons together and scraped their way through to bootcamp with three yeses.

Simon Cowell said no, telling them: "I like you two but you weren't great individually, I actually think you're worse together."

Chatting after the show, Bradley and Ottavio have said they aren't actually a couple despite many thinking so.

Bradley explained the pair were 'just friends' although Ottavio teased: "Never say never though!"

And the pair say there have been no major rows since their audition clash over THAT chicken.

"It's always like banter, banter, banter with us, we're such big personalities, we just clash but no big fallouts," Bradley explained.

Ottavio quipped: "I stick to boil in the bag rice from now on."

Meanwhile, Bradley and Ottavio took aim at comparisons that had been made between them and Jedward.

“We’re different to Jedward because we can actually sing," they quipped. "We’re more talented – 100 per cent.”

The X Factor 2016 auditions continue next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

And don't forget all new Xtra Factor LIVE which airs straight after on ITV2, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson.

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