Emily Middlemas and Ryan Lawrie slam claims they 'had sex on the stairs of X Factor house'

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Emily Middlemas and Ryan Lawrie have slammed "disgusting" claims they had sex on the stairs of The X Factor house.

The story first appeared in The Sun newspaper, with sources accusing the pair getting 'frisky' after being banned from one another's bedrooms.

Last week Samantha Lavery rubbished the claims, saying: "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."

Speaking about the pair in the house, she added: "It's nice they have each other. They're not sickly lovey-dovey. We joke, 'will you two leave each other alone!' it's all in good fun."

Now Emily and Ryan, who have been together for 8 months now, have spoken out about the reports themselves.

Ryan said: "If you could see those stairs you would understand how utterly ridiculous that story is! They have glass sides – I’m not even sure that would work! There’s no chance we would do anything like that while living with other people."

Emily revealed: “We knew there would be some stories, but that one [about having sex on the stairs] really upset me."

She told OK! Magazine this week: “It’s disgusting that someone would make up something like that, especially when we’re so young and just starting out in our careers.

“It was horrible for my family to read something like that, too.”

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