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Rumours about romance sparking between Chloe and Stevi first emerged in October, when fellow contestants Jay James and Jake Quickenden suggested that there may be something between them.
It was then reported earlier this month that Chloe’s boyfriend had broken up with her, claiming on Twitter that she was a “cheat” and adding: “I hope you and Stevi are very happy together.”
Chloe Jasmine and Stevi Ritchie
She has now confessed that they did share a kiss in the ‘X Factor’ house, following a discussion about their “spiritual plains”.
Chloe tells The Sun: “I'm not ashamed of what I did. Because I believe it was part of God's divine plan. It probably didn't help that I didn't tell [my ex-boyfriend] straight away, but I didn't really have a chance to.
"Stevi's a great guy. Our romance happened organically - we were talking about spiritual plains and then we kissed."
Stevi had previously addressed their brief tryst on the show, when he was seen downheartedly telling his mentor, Simon Cowell, that he was “looking for love, and I was hoping I’d found it”, over a luxury meal at The Harvester.
Luckily for him, his final performance was a memorable one, dressing up as Pharoah and being oiled up by his backing dancers, during an Ancient Egypt-inspired rendition of ‘I’m Still Standing’ by Elton John.