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.
‘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!