No SEX Factor! ITV bosses ban ALL boys from party antics after FOUR semi-finalists try and sneak dates into hotel
They may have thought they got away with it - but X Factor bosses have slapped a sex ban on all semi-finalists as four of them sneaked lovers back to their hotel.
James Arthur, Chris Maloney along with Union J members Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley all tried to various partners past security at 3am on Thursday morning.
But security guards turned each of them away.
Party night: Union J's JJ joined the pair as they made their way inside the Corinthia
Looking cosy: X Factor star Josh Cuthbert of Union J is seen seemingly kissing a blonde as he stands outside his hotel
James, 24, was seen kissing a mystery brunette outside Mahiki and then again outside the central London hotel all the finalists stay in, accepted his fate and agreed to send his date home.
However Chris, who has a long-term partner, refused to turn his new friend away and disappeared into a private room with his date, the Sunday Mirror claims.
But former cruise ship singer Chris did go to his room alone after emerging from the room after a few minutes.
Quite the gathering: A number of scantily clad girls were seen outside the hotel with the X Factor boys
Making his moves: Josh was seen approaching the blonde as X Factor's James Arthur passionately kissed a brunette next to her
X Factor bosses were said to be 'furious' and gave all the semi-finalists a huge telling off.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: 'There's been talk of sex bans in previous series, but this time they are deadly serious.
'The contestants are are staying at one of the most exclusive hotels in London. They can't just treat it as a bachelor pad.'
Come here: James Arthur looked smitten as he happily kisses and cuddled his new friend for all to see
The source added Chris, 34, had been out of his own on Wednesday evening not with the other semi finalists.
Josh was spotted flirting with one leggy blonde, before leaning in for a kiss and then heading inside the hotel with her trailing closely behind him.
The band member returned to the venue at around three in the morning along with Union J pal JJ, who was himself recently romantically linked to a show backing dancer.
Josh had clearly taken a shine to the blonde companion as they chatted outside, before they were seen kissing alongside a cosy James Arthur and a mystery brunette.
After a short while Josh then even headed into the hotel with the mystery girl, while JJ and another blonde companion were also seen heading inside.
Hoping to get inside: The girls were seen waiting patiently as James stood on the steps with them
It will no doubt come as a blow to Ella, who recently opened up about her rumoured romance with the band's George Shelley.
The 16-year-old revealed to LOOK magazine that her and George were in fact just friends and it is Josh she would like to 'get to know'.
She said: 'Let me explain it like this. George is my best friend. Jaymi is like my big brother, JJ is hilarious and, yeah, like...
Where's my Josh? The blonde was seen waiting by the wall as James and her brunette friend kissed passionately behind her
However, the aspiring star admitted she and Josh are 'very close' and she is hoping to spend more time with the boyband hunk once the competition draws to a close.
She added: 'At the moment it’s hard to say. He’s still in the competition. As soon as we’re both out of it, it’s going to go boom.
'At the moment [we are just] very close and good friends, but after the competition, I’d love to see him. I do want to spend time with him. Only time will tell.'
Charming the girls: It seems the X Factor boys had a good evening on Wednesday as they enjoyed a night off from training
High spirits: Josh and James looked like they were having a ball as they flirted with the ladies
But James has denied he is a womaniser, telling Heat he rarely goes out but when he does, he hits the town hard.
'I didn't commit any crime - I'm young and I'm single and you only live once. I've only been out once or twice since I've been here. I had a proper blow-out that night and got pretty drunk and probably went a bit too far.'
Producers are said to have called an immediate meeting and questioned the contestants commitment to the show.
An X Factor spokesman said the contestants were reminded about their behaviour.
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