It appears love has blossomed behind the scenes of The X Factor 2016 with Emily Middlemas and Ryan Lawrie dating.
Reports earlier this year suggested that Emily and Ryan were seeing each other after they became close during filming for Bootcamp.
And Ryan confirmed the speculation during his appearance on the Xtra Factor tonight.
"The pair individually are up there as the favourites to go on and win the show," a source told The Sun newspaper previously. "They didn’t go on the show looking for love but it seems to have blossomed.
"All the signs are looking really good for them to progress really well on the show."
The couple were seen acing their auditions on the first two episodes of the new series last month.
Ryan appeared on Saturday's episode, with Nicole Scherzinger telling him: "I think you are a natural. You are super cute. You have a really good voice."
Simon Cowell also praised his "good energy", but wasn't keen about his song choice - 'Cecilia' by The Vamps.
Meanwhile, Emily's guitar rendition of Stevie Wonder's 'Master Blaster' had Simon saying: "It takes guts to come back when you’ve been that close, but I’m beginning to know who Emily is, and I like you more."
The pair both got through to bootcamp but from there their journeys went rather differently,
While Emily sailed through to judges' houses in the Girls category, Ryan was put in a new boyband who were given a no at the Six Chair Challenge, but then Ryan was brought back as a soloist after Simon Cowell picked him for the Boys' wild card act.
So now both are through to judges' houses, prompting Ryan Clark-Neal to remark how they'd end up competing with one another if they made the live shows.
— emily (@emilymiddlemas_) September 25, 2016
Whatever happens, they're definitely CUTE together!
Find out who gets through to the LIVE SHOWS during the judges' houses when The X Factor continues on ITV Saturday 1st October at 8pm and Sunday 2nd October at 7.30pm.