The X Factor: Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello grow close

Have sparks started to fly in the X Factor house? According to contestant Jake Quickenden, a "sweet" relationship is forming between Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello.

Attending the Attitude awards in London this week, the singer revealed that two of his competitors have grown close over the past few weeks.

X Factor's Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and Stevi Ritchie have grown close in the house

"There are a few little budding romance kicking off in there," Jake, 26, said. "I don't know if I should say… Well, I'll just say Stevie Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine seem quite good friends.

"There's nothing going on, but they get on really well. It's actually quite sweet to watch.

"They're both really nice people and they're both really friendly and they get on really well. I'd love to see a Stevie-Jasmine."

X Factor hopeful Jake Quickenden

This year's X Factor hopefuls have been moved into a £2.8million mansion in Enfield, north London, that comes complete with a gym and a swimming pool.

Last weekend, the live shows got underway, with a double elimination that saw Louis Walsh lose two acts from the Groups category - Blonde Electra and Overload Generation.