Tulisa has set out to quash rumours that she is dating The Wanted’s Max George. The pair have been spotted enjoying each others company lately but Tulisa insists they are just friends.

She told The X Factor website: “I’m not dating Max from The Wanted – he’s just a mate! We were papped on a night out and it was built into this big love affair.”

X Factor mentor Tulisa, also revealed she would love to see a duet with with Skyfall songstress Adele.

“I’d love to see Adele duet with Ella. I love Ella! Ella is one of the purest souls I’ve ever met,” she said.

“She’s an amazing talent, has a great work ethic and is amazingly grounded. She doesn’t have a bad bone in her body. I find it a bit of a novelty seeing as I was the only girl in N-Dubz.”

She added: “I’ve been giving her advice about boys and relationships. I’ve told Ella to wait and make the boys chase after her.”