Newly crowned X Factor champ Matt Terry has explained the nature of his relationship with fellow contestant Freddy Parker after some viewers thought they’d seen the pair exchange a kiss.
After being announced as the winner of the 2016 series during last night’s final, Matt was pounced upon by all the finalists who had returned to perform on the show.
Everyone was clamouring to give the popular lad a hug and show their excitement at his triumph.
Some fans of the programme thought they saw Freddy shower Matt in more affection, however, questioning if the pair had shared a kiss.
The Sun asked Matt about it later and he said: “I don’t think we kissed. But he would have been lucky if we did!”
It’s fair enough his memory might be a little unclear as to what happened immediately after that win, though – imagine the adrenaline.
To ensure that he nips in the bud speculation about their relationship, Matt added:”Freddy is like my little brother. He’s supported me so much.
“We hit it off on day one. He was crying his eyes out when I won. But there is no relationship, I’m afraid guys. Sorry about that.”
One person definitely managed to plant a kiss on the star of the night – and there’s picture evidence to prove it!
Yes, we’d recognise those lips anywhere – they belong, of course, to Matt’s mentor Nicole Scherzinger.
The pair have always got on extremely well – with some speculation of potential romance.
On Saturday’s show, host Dermot O’Leary described their romance as ‘flirty, flirty, flirty’ – which didn’t amuse the judge too much.