He hasn't just won The X Factor - he's also swapped digits with the hot singer

He’s the X Factor sensation who rocked his way to victory – and now he’s hoping to bag an A-list girlfriend too.

Sexy James Arthur, 24, has secretly been getting flirty with newly single Rita Ora – after swapping details on the weekend of the final.

‘He was quite taken with Rita after Saturday’s show,’ reveals a source. ‘They were getting very chatty backstage and exchanged numbers. He seemed interested in getting to know her better.’

Their flirtathon came after Rita, 22, who’s getting over a nasty split from Kim Kardashian‘s brother Rob, performed on Saturday’s show in the 10,000-capacity Manchester Central arena.

They both also attended the after-party at the nearby Radisson Blu hotel.

And it seems they’ve had their eyes on each other for a few weeks.

Following another appearance on the show on 4 November, Rita cooed to host Dermot O’Leary: ‘I have to tell you the truth, I love watching James Arthur perform.’

Read the full story about James Arthur in Now magazine dated 20 December 2012 – out now!

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