The tattooed singer reckons he's no Brad Pitt

James Arthur doesn’t consider himself a looker.

The X Factor winner has been getting a lot of attention from the opposite sex since first appearing on the ITV show – but he reckons it’s got nothing to do with his appearance.

‘I realise I’m not exactly Brad Pitt. I’m a bit of an ugly f*cker so I’ll take what I can get while I can,’ says James, 24.

‘Some of the girls I never had a chance of pulling are getting back in touch on Facebook now I’ve been on telly.’

James‘s debut single Impossible has been shifting thousands of copies since it went on sale immediately after the show’s final on Sunday night.

The tattooed guitarist is thrilled with his success so far and says he’s already ready to release his first album.

‘I don’t think I need a year away being trained or told how to perform,’ James tells The Sun.

‘I’ve been doing pubs for years and have ten albums’ worth of material. I’ve got enough for my own stuff, others I can give to One Direction or others.’

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