X Factor star addresses THOSE controversial relationship rumours!

Stevi Ritchie and Chloe Jasmine's rumoured relationship was one of the biggest dramas of this year's X Factor, and now the speculation has been dealt with once and for all.

Although an official romance was never confirmed, the pair did hook up during the series, which eventually led to the breakdown of Chloe's relationship with Craig Wiffen.

Now though, Stevi insists he and Chloe are "just good friends," adding that he is "single and ready to mingle." Shudder.

While Stevi doesn't deny the possibility of something happening with Chloe down the line, he says the two are taking things easy for now.

"We've been texting and seeing each other, but it's not like…I don't know. She's a great girl, very lovely and I have a lot of time for her… I want to see how things go. I don't want to rush into anything," he told New! magazine.

Well, it doesn't seem like Chloe will be getting back with her ex Craig anytime soon, as she openly admitted that she felt no guilt for cheating on him with her X Factor co-star. "I'm not ashamed of what I did," she said at the time. "Because I believe it was part of God's divine plan. It probably didn't help that I didn't tell Craig straight away, but I didn't really have a chance to."

Speaking about what had happened, she said, "Stevi's a great guy. Our romance happened organically – we were talking about spiritual planes and then we kissed." 

Spiritual planes? Standard!