Tulisa Contostavlos has denied she is dating The Wanted's Max George.
Rumours were fuelled after The X Factor judge, who has also recently been linked to Shameless actor Jody Latham, was seen laughing and joking with the 24-year-old singer at the Pride of Britain Awards.
But she told The X Factor website: "I'm not dating Max from The Wanted - he's just a mate! We were papped on a night out and it was built into this big love affair."
Tulisa, who is pinning her hopes on sole act Ella Henderson, revealed she would love Ella to duet with Skyfall songstress Adele.
"I'd love to see Adele duet with Ella. I love Ella! Ella is one of the purest souls I've ever met," she said.
"She's an amazing talent, has a great work ethic and is amazingly grounded. She doesn't have a bad bone in her body. I find it a bit of a novelty seeing as I was the only girl in N-Dubz."
She added: "I've been giving her advice about boys and relationships. I've told Ella to wait and make the boys chase after her."