The X Factor's Ella Goes Public With Her Fella
Ella Henderson and George Shelley from Union J snapped at showbiz bash...
The X Factor hopefuls Ella Henderson and George Shelley from Union J have taken their romance public, stepping out together at two showbiz events in the last week.
Last night the pair were snapped together at the Cosmopolitan Woman Of The Year Awards in London, both beaming as George put his arm around Ella.
And The Mirror reports that they were also getting touchy-feely at its own Pride Of Britain awards earlier in the week.
The paper claims that they moved their chairs away from the rest of the X Factor mob - and held hands as 19-year-old George stroked 16-year-old Ella's back and whispered to her.
And a source said: "George and Ella have been trying to take things slowly because they don't want to be seen as a typical X Factor romance.
"They really connected when they first met but they wanted to get to know each other before taking the relationship up a notch.
"Now, after spending such an emotional evening together, they are taking things more seriously."
In other X Factor news, it seems Rylan Clark has got off on the wrong foot with former Neighbours star Jason Donovan after meeting him backstage at the weekend.
Speaking on his Heart FM show, Donovan said: "A tall, scary character came leaping towards me. Hairspray, mascara. Yes, it was Rylan. He recognised me and said, 'Oh no, it’s Darren Day!'
"Darren Day! I couldn't believe it. Last week, my daughter said I look like Daniel Craig. Not quite as aspirational this week, but I'll survive. Will Rylan though?"
Earlier today we told you how Union J had deflected comparisons to One Direction.