*X Factor romance alert* Ella Henderson is secret dating Union J’s George Shelley?

We're not sure whether to pull a shocked face, excited face or jealous face at reports this morning that X Factor's golden girl Ella Henderson is secretly dating Union J's George Shelley.

Ella Henderson and George Shelley are apparently dating! Copyright [Rex]

According to the The Sun, the teenagers have been flirting outrageously for weeks and finally got together after being dared to SNOG by the other contestants.

Apparently Elle Henderson and George Shelley are now inseparable and are constantly holding hands and texting. EEEK.

A source told the newspaper: "They are holding hands when they think no-one is looking and since they were dared to kiss, they haven't been apart."

Wowzers.

If the rumours are true, the pair will be relieved they both made it through to the next round of X Factor after last night's dramatic results show.

Viewers were up in arms after it appeared that Louis Walsh was instructed by producers to send the vote to Deadlock - keeping Rylan in the competition.

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Gary's Overs contestant Carolynne was instead banished from the show, after the Irish judge dithered on his decision.

Ella smashed it on Saturday night's show. We shed a small tear. Copyright [Rex]

Meanwhile Ella, who is just 16, blew away viewers with her spine-tingling version of Take That's 'Rule The World' on Saturday night.

One Direction wannabes Union J were luckier to have gone through after they were handed Queen 'Don't Stop Me Now' by their mentor Louis and slated by the other judges.

Union J, George Shelley, X FactorUnion J got slated by the judges after Louis Walsh's song choice. Copyright [Rex]