Well Jake Quickenden has said he likes older women...

With that many excited and drunk celebs in one room, we knew we’d get some serious gossip from this year’s National Television Awards. But what we did NOT expect was to see X Factor contestant and I’m A Celebrity jungle runner-up Jake Quickenden flirting Kim Kardashian’s mum Kris Jenner.

The reality stars met backstage at the NTAs, and by the looks of things, young Jake, 26, was quite smitten by the 59-year-old Kardashian Momager. Just check out the snap above – talk about gooey-eyed!

After the encounter, Jake tweeted his love for Kris:

Met the delectable @KrisJenner last night, what a lovely lady x‘ he wrote.

All we can do now is pray that this is the start of the best – and strangest relationship – of all time.

Jake has made no secret of his love of older women. Before he entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle last year he said: ‘I haven’t necessarily got a type. I love a MILF every now and then.’ He added: ‘Older women, younger women, I just love women.’

Despite finding herself a new toyboy (kind of…) Kris‘ hotly anticipated appearance at the National Television Awards wasn’t as successful as the Kardashian was probably hoping for. While presenting an award for ‘Best Multichannel Programme’, she missed her autocue, struggled to pronounce ‘Geordie Shore’ by calling it ‘Georgie’ and looked completely confused by Keith Lemon’s banter.

Smile and nod, Kris. Smile and nod.

It’s also rumoured that Kris had a long list of ridiculous NTA demands, such as no photos with British soap stars, first class flights only, no stairs because, come on guys, Kris Jenner obviously ‘does not do stairs’; and an introduction as ‘Kris Jenner‘ rather than ‘Kim Kardashian‘s mum’ because she’s definitely a celeb in her own right, right?

The reality star also did not speak to press on the red carpet and chose not to enjoy the NTAs after party. SIGH.

Well, if there’s anyone who can sort out Kris‘ diva tendencies, it’s the good old lad from Scunthorpe.

See you on KUWTK, Jake. We’ve got our Sky box set to record, already.

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By Kim Gregory