For weeks they've denied a romance, but after the high drama of Saturday night's final X Factor sweethearts Diana Vickers and Eoghan Quigg couldn't hide their affection any longer.
The teens stole an intimate kiss outside the show's studio after finalist Eoghan, 16, lost out to boyband JLS and victor Alexandra Burke.
"She said of the young singer: ""He's sensitive and very caring and considerate.
He can be very silly too, though."I can't wait to see him more ...
Emotional night: Diana had tears streaming down her face as she left in her taxi for a post-show gig in Birmingham ‘There’s nothing going on.
We’re just like bezzie mates, like little brother and sister,’ she said late last month.
but I dunno what's going to happen."There's a difference between loving each other and being in love.
"He has clearly fallen hook, line and sinker for Diana but she seems a bit more wary at the moment.
But the night ended in tears for Diana, 17, who had to dash off to a post-show gig at a nightclub in Birmingham.
Romantic clinch: The emotional teenagers share a moment after Eoghan lost out to JLS and ultimately Alexandra Burke in the final It seems the emotional night became too much for the budding singer, who drove away with tears streaming down her face after being forced to leave her young love's side.
"It's so much to think about – I'm just 17 and I need to think about my career and put my all into it without thinking about someone else and having a relationship."Right now I'm not going to think about anything like that.
I'm going to make sure I spend some time with Chris at Christmas, and who's to say what's going to happen in the future?
A onlooker said: 'Diana was gutted she had to leave him behind at the celebrations.