Two X Factor contestants caught 'romping in a cupboard' backstage

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Two contestants on The X Factor 2016 have supposedly been caught 'romping in a cupboard'.

Samantha Lavery and 5 After Midnight singer Nathan Lewis were reportedly discovered by production staff last weekend.

Apparently the two - who have DENIED they're anything more than friends - were previously "told off" for cosying up to one another.

“When they came out of the cupboard they were dishevelled and had very guilty looks on their faces," a source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper.

The insider claimed: "A staff member even said, ‘I know you’ve been kissing why don’t you just admit it?’.”

A spokesperson for the show reaffirmed Sam's previous comments that she and Nathan were "just friends."

Sam insisted she was 100% single this past week, saying: "I just want to concentrate on this journey. Boyfriends aren't really on my mind."

In an interview with OK! magazine, Sam also dismissed reports claiming that Emily Middlemas and Ryan Lawrie had been caught having sex on the stairs of the contestants' house.

She said: "No! They're not allowed in the same room, so they'll meet on the stairs with their laptops to practice their songs.

"They're the most innocent people you'll ever meet."

And Sam went on to rubbish more romance rumours, that Gifty Louise was seeing 5 After Midnight singer Jordan Lee.

"They're really close, but they're more like brother and sister," she said.

The X Factor continues Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

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