The X Factor finalist reveals his secret crush

X Factor contestant James Arthur revealed backstage on The Xtra Factor that he’s got the hots for Caroline Flack, but he doesn’t stand a chance.

Caroline, 32, received death threats on Twitter over her relationship with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, and although she’s a James fan, she’s not interested in a romance.

‘I’m very flattered,’ Caroline told This Morning yesterday.

‘He’s gorgeous but we have professional relationship.’

James was spotted leaving London’s Aura club in a taxi with three leggy girls on Sunday night but he was also reportedly seen flirting with Caroline

Maybe he’s breaking down her defences…

‘It’s almost like you want to fix him a little bit,’ she told Metro.

‘When he sings it gets you there and I don’t think we’ve had that before with an X Factor contestant.’

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Lucy Lynch