x factor singer Ella Henderson, the odds-on favourite to win this year's competition, has fallen into a love triangle with two of her rival finalists. Henderson has been dating Union J's George Shelley though District 3's Dan Ferrari-Lane is getting closer to the star, reports The Sun.

Dan appears to have an advantage over George, given that he went to the same college as the Grimsby-born singer. However, Ella appears to have put the stoppers on any relationship already, tweeting, "Ella and Dan get very close' ... REALLY?!!! Why don't we know about this? Hahaaaaa." The District 3 star replied, "Always the last to know Haha! Thought we were trying to keep it under wraps? LOL ... only messin," though a show source confirmed, "Dan has a crush on Ella - but he can't own up to it now she and George are so joined at the hip." Henderson sang Take That's 'Rule The World' on Saturday's first show (October 6, 2012), with head judge Gary Barlow commenting, "There is nothing worse than someone singing my song ten times better than me."

She is now the 4/5 favourite to win the show, with her closest rival Jahmene Douglas available at long odds of 6/1.