Olly Murs will be 'having words' with Simon Cowell after rumours he was trying to engineer a romance between Olly and his X Factor co-host Caroline Flack

Newly-single Olly Murs has insisted he’s not dating Caroline Flack – and has said he’ll be ‘having words’ with Simon Cowell over rumours he was trying to set the pair up.

After Simon reportedly tried to engineer a romance between the two X Factor hosts, Olly – who recently split from his long-term girlfriend – told the Loose Women ladies: ‘I’m so cross with him. It’s so silly.’

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He added: ‘I’ve obviously just gone through a break up with my girlfriend which has been quite sad and it’s been quite a difficult couple of weeks.

“So I’ll be having words with Simon about that.”

Yikes! We’d love to be a fly on the dressing room wall when that conversation happens…

Olly added: ‘Me and Caroline have always said interviews we’ve never been together we’re just really good mates.

‘Simon is always trying to stir it up, but we’re just great friends. But yeah it’s been a difficult couple of weeks.’

Aww, bless him!

His comments come after Xtra Factor host Melvin Odoom told The Sun: ‘Simon really wants Olly and Caroline to get together. He’s always trying to make them admit they fancy each other and make things awkward for them.’

But, given Olly’s reaction on Loose Women, it doesn’t look as though the X Factor boss is going to her his way on this one. Sorry Simon!

The ITV presenter was also asked by the Loose Women who he would Snog, Marry and Avoid out of Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Sinitta – and he seemed to find it pretty easy!

He said: ‘This is tough. Cheryl’s married, so maybe I could have a cheeky snog with Cheryl. Me and Rita are around the same age, I could marry Rita. And I might have to avoid Sinitta I’m afraid.’ Good job she’s not going to be on this year’s show to give you hell for that comment, Olly!