There’s been so many controversies during this year’s X Factor that we’ve barely had time to stop and think.
While most of the attention has been on rapper Honey G, viewers are beginning to turn their eye to Nicole Scherzinger and Matt Terry.
Matt’s been sailing through the competition, and has never been in the Bottom Two, and at least some of that looks down to his close bond with his mentor.
Over the past few weeks, the pair have become closer – and last week viewers (and Simon) watched in shock as Matt lifted Nicole up into the air when he found out he’d made it through.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer wrapped her legs around the hunky popstar as show boss Simon gave them the side-eye.
Eagle-eyed viewers have begun to suspect a romance between the stars, and many have taken to Twitter to make their thoughts known.
One fan wrote: “It genuinely wouldn’t surprise me if Nicole sherzy was p****ing Matt terry.”
Others have claimed that there’s a big difference between the way Nicole acts around Matt and her other contestant, Ryan Lawrie.
Some behind the scenes pictures appear to suggest that the X Factor judge is more hands-on with Matt than she is with Ryan.
“Nicole jumps on Matt Terry. Didn’t do that with Ryan. She is obviously in love with him #XFactor #NicoleScherzinger,” said one fan.
However, some viewers may not realise that Nicole has already found love – she’s been dating hunky tennis player Grigor Dimitrov for the past few months.