X Factor 2016: Ryan Lawrie and Emily Middlemas are 'angering producers with their romance'

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X Factor's Ryan Lawrie and Emily Middlemas are reportedly 'angering' show bosses with their relationship.

Insiders have claimed that producers are getting fed up of the pair, who "refuse to leave each other's side", according to the Daily Star newspaper.

The tabloid cites sources which allege that Emily and Ryan will often disappear off together and aren't putting their all into rehearsals.

"Bosses are getting tired of Ryan and Emily's relationship," a source told the publication.

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The insider added: "They don't put the time into rehearsing and spend most of the day kissing and cuddling and disappearing."

However a spokesperson for the show responded to the report: "Ryan and Emily both work really hard and their relationship doesn't affect their rehearsals at all."

Emily and Ryan previously hit back at claims they were 'all over one another' off camera.

"We went from seeing each other every day to living together, but it hasn't been too intense," Ryan said about living in The X Factor house with Emily.

"We're both conscious of getting to know the other contestants and not rubbing our relationship in their faces," he added.

Emily said: "We cuddle up to each other if we're chilling in the living room, but everyone sits around hugging - we're all like a big family."

The pair even had to deny reports that they had got 'frisky' on the stairs of the house.

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

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She told OK! Magazine previously: “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.”

The X Factor continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM with Movies week.

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