Two X Factor 2017 contestants 'in bootcamp romance'

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Two X Factor 2017 contestants reportedly hooked up at this year’s bootcamp.

Hayley Norton – of mum and daughter duo Descendance – is said to have got together with cheeky Russell Jones.

In last Saturday night’s show we saw the pair performing together having enjoyed a bit of a drink the night before.

In the scenes, Russell told cameras as his group – which also included Ginny Lemon and Doctor Woof – hit the bar: “Everyone’s a bit crazy here. I don’t know if I can keep up with them all.”

The Sun says Hayley and Russell got close when the next stage of the competition filmed earlier this year.

Russell Jones.
Russell Jones.

“Russell and Hayley met each other at boot camp at Wembley Arena in London and there was an instant attraction between them. Emotions were running high and they took things back to the bedroom,” a source said. “Their night of passion was quickly the talk of boot camp and they did little to try and hide it.”

They added: “It’s not clear if it’s going to develop into a full-blown romance but they are definitely having fun with each other.”

The source said that show bosses hadn’t banned contestants from seeing one another but added: “They would rather contestants were focusing all their energy into putting on the best performance possible on stage rather than saving it for the bedroom.”

Hayley got through to bootcamp with her mum Debye despite the judges feeling they should split.

“Everywhere we go people either think we’re sisters or best friends,” the family pair told cameras, “We always go to one another for anything. It’s literally a bond that no one could ever break.”

For their audition, the chose to perform Macklemore – Can’t Hold Us

“Well, where do I begin?” asked Sharon Osbourne after the performance before delivering a killer blow that she felt mum Debye should take a back seat.

“You need to be there, but in a different aspect,” she explained, “What you’re doing now is odd.”

Simon Cowell told the pair: “I’ve got to be honest, this is not great… but it’s quite rare we see someone like you [Hayley].”

Despite the judges’ doubts, the pair made it through as a duo to bootcamp, where Hayley ended up going solo.

Russell Jones x factor
Russell Jones on X Factor

Meanwhile, flirty Russell made the cut after performing his unique take on I Wanna Be Like You from the jungle book.

During the performance, cheeky Russell asked Nicole Scherzinger out on a date.

The X Factor 2017 continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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