Kye has been getting lots of female attention

X Factor finalist Kye Sones is crazy about Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack.

The singer, 30, is thought to have swapped numbers with Emily, 22, when she appeared on The Xtra Factor last weekend and they’ve been sending each other flirty texts over the past few days.

‘When Kye saw Emily his eyes nearly popped out of his head. He has always fancied her but never imagined he’d get to be in the same room as her,’ says a source.

‘And it turned out she has a soft spot for him so they got on like a house on fire.’

Kye isn’t the first X Factor contestant who Emily‘s had the hots for – she hooked up with One Direction‘s Harry Styles earlier this year.

Kye – who split from girlfriend Halle Simpson before the live shows – is loving having female celebrities show interest in him.

‘It is quite overwhelming to suddenly get this attention from girls and to be called a heartthrob,’ Kye tells The Sun.

‘I’m not used to that but it has boosted my confidence massively.’

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