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Jedward's John head over heels in love with Leigh-Anne

JEDWARD's John Grimes is rumoured to be dating X Factor star Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Celebrity Big Brother star John (20), who appeared on The X Factor spin-off show, The Xtra Factor, on Sunday night is said to be smitten with Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne (19) after meeting to film sketches for the hit show.

John, along with brother Edward, took part in a spoof 'speed-dating' session with the members of Little Mix on Monday - it's being aired on The Xtra Factor tomorrow night.

A source close to the Lucan twins said: "The lads filmed a speed dating night with the girls from Little Mix. It was being shot for next weekend's Xtra Factor and it was all supposed to be a bit of a laugh.

"In the end they each had to choose one of the girls to go on a proper date with - and John chose Leigh-Anne. They just seemed to hit it off straight away and they've been texting each other all week since. He's totally smitten with her."


Former waitress Leigh-Anne, was handpicked by judge Tulisa, along with Jesy Nelson (20), Perrie Edwards (18), and Jade Thirlwall (18) to make up girl band Little Mix.

The foursome, who have since gone on to become the most successful female girl band to ever take part in the show, are now expected to make the final of the reality series on December 10 and 11.

Our source added: "Obviously John and Edward have been through this whole process before. John and Leigh-Anne have a lot in common and they seem to be really into each other."

Leigh-Anne, who has previously been linked to fellow X Factor star Ashford Campbell, took to Twitter yesterday to quash rumours of a romance with The Risk singer stating: "OK so me and @Ashford_therisk are definitely not dating."

Meanwhile, Irish singer Janet Devlin has been bumped further down the favourites' list to win the X Factor.

Janet, who enjoyed being top of the polls during the first few weeks of the live rounds, has now fallen into third place at 4/1, behind mentor Tulisa's (23) group, as well as Liverpool hairdresser Marcus Collins (23).

Little Mix are at 15/8 to win, while Gary Barlow's act Collins is at 9/4. The five remaining hopefuls are gearing up to take on two songs in this weekend's quarter-final.