Glamour model Katie Price is said to have developed a crush on X Factor's District 3 singer Dan Ferrari-Lane and has even been sending the youngster "flirty" text messages.
The 34-year-old is close friends with contestant Rylan Clark, but she has diverted her attention to 18-year-old singer Dan after meeting him at The Corinthian Hotel where the hopefuls are staying.
"I must say your (sic) looking good this morning xx," Katie text Dan according to The Mirror.
"You don't have to worry by the way I won't say I'm texing you," another text allegedly said.
Sources close to District 3 say Dan is "shocked and excited" at receiving attention from an older woman, and isn't bothered by the 16-year age gap.
Apparently, Katie "seems to have clicked in particular with Dan. It's clearly all a bit of fun between the pair of them."
"But Dan is absolutely thrilled to be in dialogue with her. He never dreamed he'd be someone Katie Price wanted to know... but Dan's thrilled and a bit shocked that he's now on her radar. He thinks Katie is great," the source added.
Katie is thought to be in a relationship with handsome model Leandro Penna whom she has been dating for almost a year.
If reports are true, Katie could be following in the footsteps of Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack who embarked on a relationship with One Direction star Harry Styles when he was just 18.
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