The X Factor’s Leon Mallett DENIES Holly Tandy romance and hints she fancies ANOTHER contestant from the singing show

Leon Mallett broke his girlfriend's heart by texting another girl inside the X Factor houseLeon Mallett has denied a romance between he and Holly [WENN]

The X Factor pair’s reported bonded has resulted in romance rumours circulating about the singing pair. 

However, speaking exclusively to OK! Online, Leon Mallett has denied that he and Holly Tandy are anything more than friends. 

He said: “Yeah we did grow close as did a lot of the other guys. It’s something you can only relate to if you’ve been a contestant on the show. 

The X Factor's Holly Tandy has made it through to judges houses Leon hinted Holly could have her eyes on another contestant from the show [Instagram]

“She’s a lovely girl but we’ve never been anything more than close friends.”

Leon then went on to say that while he and Holly are not romantically involved, the 16 year old could fancy someone else from the show. 

He continued: “Plus I’m pretty sure she has her eyes on someone else from the show.”

holly tandy Holly Tandy with The X Factor’s Sean Price[Instagram]

Romance rumours began after a source told the Daily Star Online: “Leon and Holly grew close while in The X Factor house.

“Some of the lads have been teasing Leon about it, which has been a bit awkward.

“Leon has a girlfriend so all that happened was a cuddle on the sofa, but some contestants wondered if it was more.”

Holly Tandy with X Factor winners, Rak-SuHolly Tandy with X Factor winners, Rak-Su [Holly Tandy/ Instagram]

The X Factor: Rak-Su were in the final 2 during the live 2017 finalRak-Su won The X Factor 2017[ITV]

The source also claimed that Holly and 22 year old Leon shared a car while travelling to the recent X Factor live finals and were “really flirty”. 

Holly and Leon were eliminated from the singing completion in the third and fourth rounds. 

Rak-Su was announced as the winner live during The X Factor 2017 final by host Dermot O’Leary.

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