X Factor 2016: Sam Lavery gets tips from Simon Cowell's son Eric

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Samantha Lavery has been getting some last minute X Factor tips from a very special guest mentor.

Sam was joined by Simon Cowell’s son Eric during rehearsals this week.

The teenager snapped a photo of the pair, together with Simon himself, on stage at the X Factor studios in Wembley.

"Soundcheck yesterday with Simon and Eric..❤️," Sam captioned the picture.

Speaking this week, Sam revealed how she and little Eric have formed quite the bond over Peppa Pig.

"Eric is literally my favourite person," she gushed to Reveal magazine. "He comes and sees me and we have in-depth conversations about Peppa Pig.

"I have a tiger ring I wear on the show and me and Eric call it 'Tim The Tiger'. It's our good luck charm. We have our own secret handshake, too."
And it seems as though Eric is growing up to be just like his dad.

Sam spilled: "He's the coolest little boy. I asked him where his daddy was the other day and he said, [in a well spoken accent], 'Oh he's in his dressing room', he's so posh, I love him

Meanwhile, Sam has denied any romance between her and fellow X Factor finalist Nathan from boy band 5 After Midnight.

She said: “Nothing is going on. Me and Nathan are really good friends. I get on with him as much as anybody in the house. There’s nothing romantic there.

“We just laughed off it off, as we know that nothing is going on. I look up to him as a big brother.”

The X Factor 2016 is back next Saturday and Sunday on ITV from 8PM.

It's a Girl band v Boy Band theme and there will be a guest performance from Robbie Williams.

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