Lola, who was voted off the ITV singing competition last night, says fellow hopeful Lauren was "hurt" when romance rumours began circulating about her and Only The Young member Charlie.
Speaking to Reveal this morning, Lola tells us: "Lauren and Charlie are both young, but Lauren's got a boyfriend as well. I think they both have a connection because they're of the same age."
Lola, who was mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, says Lauren and Charlie are "attached" in the house, but are nothing more than friends.
"They are very close but just as friends," Lola continues. "I haven't seen anything else. I know they both want to be focused in the competition."
Lola says Lauren was quite upset to hear about the rumours: "I think Lauren was hurt about it coming out, but she sort of knew it was coming anyway because they are so close. They're like attached to each other but it's just because they're really good friends."
Lauren and Charlie aren't the only hopefuls to be caught up in the X Factor romance rumour mill.
Last month, Chloe-Jasmine Whichello was romantically linked to Stevi Ritchie, and more recently, Lola laughed off pictures of Ben Haenow planting a kiss on her head during a shopping trip.
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