X Factor 2016: Matt Terry denies romance with Samantha Lavery

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X Factor's Matt Terry has denied he's secretly dating Samantha Lavery.

To be honest, it's the very first we've heard of the rather random rumours.

Speaking ahead of tonight's latest live show, Matt insisted that the pair were 'just friends'.

He said they were "absolutely not" an item and explained: "Sam is six years younger than me.

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"She's a cool girl but she's like a little sister to all of us boys, we all look after her."

Matt added: "I'm not looking for a relationship at the moment. I came out of a long-term relationship a few months ago, so now my focus is on my career."

Of course we all know about Matt's former romance as he spoke about being dumped by his previous girlfriend during the auditions.

But despite their split, Matt revealed to OK! magazine this week that they were still friends.

He said: "We have the same group of mates, so we're still good friends. She's been super supportive of me going on the show.

"We were together for almost three years, so I'm glad we've managed to keep some kind of relationship."

While Matt may not be looking for love right now, it sounds as though he won't have any problem finding a partner when he is ready to mingle.

He explained: "I've had a few indecent proposals on social media and recently a group of women turned up at the house and wanted me to sign their underwear.

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"It's been crazy but I really appreciate all the support. My life has changed so much over the past few weeks but I'm trying to not let it go to my head."

The X Factor 2016 is back this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM with Disco week.

As well as new performances from the final seven acts, there will be guest appearances from Olly Murs and Nathan Sykes.

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