Helen makes an impression on X Factor star

James Arthur asked former Corrie babe Helen Flanagan for her number while they filmed a TV show together on Friday night.

X Factor winner James, 25, confessed that Helen, 23, was his ideal girl when they both appeared on BBC Three panel show Sweat The Small Stuff.

‘You told our researcher that Helen Flanagan is your dream woman, didn’t you?’ host Nick Grimshaw cheekily asked James.

‘That researcher told me she wasn’t going to say anything,’ James replied.

The admission went down well with Helen though, who responded: ‘James, I am so flattered, genuinely.’

The pair indulged in some flirting as they acted out a sketch as a couple and the bonding continued once the cameras had stopped rolling.

‘They both really got into it,’ a source tells The Sun.

‘There were lots of flirty looks throughout the show and you could sense the chemistry. During a break in filming, James was overheard asking Helen for her phone number.

‘After the show she was seen going to find him in his dressing room.’

James will undoubtedly be impressed by Helen’s latest racy look after the actress posed in a sexy black dress on Instagram.

The ex-Coronation Street star flaunted her boobs in the push-up frock for a night out but joked that she looked very formal in the snaps.

Babe I look like the prime ministers wife or something 😂,’ Helen captioned a snap posted by her pal.

Watch Helen and James on Sweat The Small Stuff tomorrow night at 10pm on BBC Three.

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Anna Francis