After weeks of rumours that George and Ella were in item, they were spotted holding hands just a week ago.
However, during a trip to Disneyland in Paris, Josh and Ella cosied up to each other – and a tearful George turned to Rylan Clark for sympathy, the Mirror reports.
When Josh and Ella arrived at London’s Corinthia Hotel on Thursday, they had their arms wrapped around each other.
It is thought the pair became inseparable during the whirlwind trip to Disneyland.
An X Factor insider revealed: ‘Ella and Josh have always been good friends. They get on really well and the first signs of romance started to show when they went to Disneyland early in the week.
‘They were hanging out all the time and George was left by himself. On Tuesday morning George realised what was going on as they were all staying at the Disneyland hotel together. Ella hadn’t spent much time with George and was getting on really well with Josh.’
They added that neither Ella or Josh ‘seemed to really care’ that George was upset about the situation.