X Factor: Are Yo Preston, Orla Keogh the first romance of the series?

Published Monday, Sep 15 2014, 09:02 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor could have its first romance of the series after hopefuls Yo Preston and Orla Keogh struck up a bit of a bond during auditions…

During last night's Xtra Factor coverage of the latest arena audition show, viewers saw Yo and Orla revealing they'd met on the day of their initial room auditions and kept in contact ever since.


X Factor's Yo Preston and Orla Keogh, September 2014

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Yorkshire-based Yo and Dublin-based Orla then went on to audition at Wembley Arena on the same day… and, actually, one after the other on stage!

Orla said: "We met for the first time properly in Manchester at our room audition that morning. We were on the same day and now auditioning today. It gives us a chance to hang out. I'm from Dublin so I don't live near him or anything."

Nightclub promoter Yo then hinted to judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Louis Walsh and Mel B that there might be something going on between them…

But when Simon outright asked if they were dating, a coy Yo would only reply: "We went for a Nando's last night…"

Xtra Factor presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford managed to get a bit more out of the pair, with Orla saying of Yo: "He is actually really nice to me and makes me feel like I'm special."

Yo said he thought Orla's Irish accent was "hot… easy on the ear."

We agree!

But come on, guys! We want more info! Well, hopefully we'll learn more at Boot Camp as both Orla and Yo made it through to the next round!

Gorgeous Orla later tweeted: "Thanks so much for the lovely messages! Haha so embarrassed watching it looking forward to the bootcamp stages."

Yo, meanwhile, said: "Truly thankful for everybody's kind comments tonight I was so scared about it going on tele!"

We reckon these two are ones to watch!

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