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Collectively single - except one
Collectively single - except one

Trent Bell of X Factor super group the Collective has revealed he finds the idea of dating intimidating because of his newfound star status.

The boy band, which also includes Julian De Vizio, Zach Russell, Jayden Sierra and Will Singe, became the object of affection for teen girls Australia-wide after finishing third on the smash hit Seven talent search last month.

But Bell told AAA that despite all the attention they now receive from the opposite sex, four members of the group are still single.

"Zach is the only one that's taken in the group," the 22-year-old said.

"In the end, we said we would date a fan because they already know a lot about us and they love what we do.

"But it is intimidating a little bit. Of course one day we would all like to find someone but in the meantime we have the music happening."

The Collective have been riding a wave of success since the X Factor finale with their debut single Surrender peaking at number six on the ARIA singles charts.

But it was last week's release of the group's self-titled mini album that had them the most excited.

"We knocked Michael Buble off number one (in the iTunes charts) for a few hours and we were pretty chuffed about that," Bell said.

"We never thought our first album would go to number one."

The band started out as five solo contestants being thrown together by the show's judges in an attempt to form Australia's answer to One Direction and Bell considered the move to be the best thing that ever happened to them.

He said they were looking at moving into a house together in Sydney and so far hadn't had any clashes.

"We said we were all brothers and post-X Factor we are even closer than before," Bell said.

"We have been travelling together, singing together and learning how to dance together. We are doing it all as one."

The Collective will hit Perth as part of The X Factor tour next month, which is at Challenge Stadium on January 16.