Lola, who was voted off the ITV singing competition during last night's results show (2 November), found herself at the centre of another X Factor romance rumour mill this weekend when she and Ben were photographed queuing in a supermarket.
Despite eyewitness reports saying the pair looked "cosy", Lola and Ben are just good friends, and both are in long-term relationships.
Speaking to Reveal this morning, Lola tells us: "They actually missed one of the researchers in the photo. When we were in Morrisons, Ben grabbed the researcher and planted a big kiss on his forehead and the same for me. It's ridiculous but it's quite funny though."
Lola, who has been dating her boyfriend Jordan Rutter for four years, continues: "Ben's girlfriend Jessica and my boyfriend Jordan were all just laughing about it. Ben adores his girlfriend and she's so lovely.
"With everyone who works on the show, Ben just comes over, gives them a hug and plants a kiss on their forehead. He does it with the boys and the girls, he's just a nice person. Ben's joking about being tactile. He just makes a laugh out of it."
Lola, who reached this year's live shows after being picked by Louis Walsh as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's wildcard, says she and Ben connected with each other because they were both missing their partners.
"We're both in long-term relationships and not a lot of the other contestants are, so we had that connection because we were both missing them. We could just discuss that with each other and I think that's why we were more close about things."
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