X Factor 2011: Craig Colton insists he's 'just friends' with Danyl Johnson

Craig Colton

We were taken aback by reports this morning linking X Factor's Craig Colton with Danyl Johnson, who appeared in the show back in 2009. Speaking out today however, Craig insisted that the pair were 'just friends'.

"It's been said that it was a date - it wasn't a date," the Liverpudlian singer explained. "He came to the show a few weeks ago. He's been working on his new album with some amazing people.

"They were the kind of people that I would want to work with if I did anything, so we met up and he showed me some of his tracks.

"They sound amazing. He was showing me some of them and hopefully if I leave the show I can work with some of the people that he's teamed up with."

Openly gay Craig added that spending time with the former X Factor act was helping him to build confidence for the show.

"I think Danyl's album next year is going to do really, really well and it's a nice peace of mind to know it's not all about being the winner," he told DigitalSpy.

"So it helps a lot being around those types of people."

And denying any romantic link, Craig added: "No he’s a good friend!"

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