It's all about the boys! X Factor's Union J are mobbed by fans AGAIN at rehearsals… as last remaining girl Ella Henderson is nowhere to be seen
15:52 GMT, 5 November 2012
They already seem to be building up a dedicated fanbase which could one day rival that of One Direction.
And Union J were mobbed by eager females once again as they headed to X Factor rehearsals in central London on Monday morning.
Arriving at a recording studio clutching coffees, snacks and a guitar, the four-piece boyband were immediately greeted by a sea of devoted followers, who seemed desperate to catch a glimpse of their idols in the flesh.
Union J: (L-R) JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert and George Shelley received a warm welcome from their fans as they arrived at rehearsals for The X Factor on Monday morning
The group – made up of Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley, George Shelley and JJ Hamblett – seemed to take the somewhat overwhelming attention in their stride, and didn't appear at all flustered as they made their way into the building.
Curly-haired George seemed particularly thrilled to have made it through to another week in the competition, and was positively beaming from ear-to-ear as he clutched hold of his treasured guitar.
Writing on their Twitter page on Monday morning, George said: 'Good morning everyone! Just want to say thank you and give everyone a massive monkey hug to everyone to picked up the phone this weekend!'
Mobbed: Union J were greeted by a sea of eager fans as their week kicked off
Thrilled: The boyband thanks their fans for helping them to get through to the final seven of the competition
Josh added: 'So glad we are still in the competition! I couldn't imagine waking up on a Monday morning and not heading to rehearsals! So thankyou 😀 josh.'
Meanwhile, JJ contributed: 'Still over the moon in getting down to the final 7 in the comp… thanks sooo much peeps you are all amazing for your support JJ.'
And while the other X Factor boys were also spotted making their way to rehearsals, Ella Henderson – the only remaining girl in the competition – was seemingly nowhere to be seen.
Staying another week: Rylan Clark remained in the competition by the skin of his teeth after landing in the bottom two alongside Kye Sones on Sunday night
Rylan Clark seemed thrilled at being in the final seven acts by the skin of his teeth following a sing off on Sunday night's show, which saw Kye Sones leave the series.
Dressed in a leather-look bomber jacket, skinny jeans, a cream beanie hat and bright blue trainers, the eccentric Essex boy flashed a wide grin as he made his way in to rehearsals.
And after praising Kye on his Twitter page, Rylan admitted he is planning to get up to trouble this week.
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He tweeted: 'Thanks so much for voting really appreciate it, love and gonna miss @Kyesones1 very much. He's gonna be one of this countries best artists. (sic)
'I've been on best behaviour for the last few weeks, need to get back to normal, and get naughty again!'
Unperturbed: Christopher Maloney didn't seem to have been affected by the chorus of boos he received on Sunday night's show
James Arthur was somewhat more subdued as he prepared for another week on The X Factor, chatting on his mobile phone as he carried his guitar into the studio.
Meanwhile, Christopher Maloney seemed unperturbed by his apparent booing on the show on Sunday night, and smiled happily as he joined his fellow competitors at the central London location.
Doing it for the girls: Ella Henderson, the last remaining female in the competition, was seemingly nowhere to be seen at rehearsals