After weeks of drama and speculation, Stacey Soloman has finally opened up about her blossoming relationship with fellow 'X Factor' contestant Olly Murs.
The 20-year-old single mother from Dagenham, Essex, is the only female left in the competition and yesterday enjoyed a trip round the Somerset House ice skating rink in London with her mentor Dannii Minogue.
Speaking to Now magazine Stacey said: "I love Olly, he's my best mate in the house."
She also revealed that Olly stopped her walking out of 'The X Factor'.
She said, "I was in tears, really distraught, ready to walk out the door and Olly came over, gave me a cuddle and I was like, back in the game. Here I am!"
The duo were allegedly seen kissing backstage after performing on the show two weeks ago.
A source revealed to Now: "Stacey and Olly have stopped trying to hide it. Once they'd finished the show, they met her mum. Olly wasn't nervous. He and Fiona chatted like old friends for half an hour. His arm was round Stacey's waist all the time - they were like a married couple."