X Factor 2012: James Arthur talks getting competitive and licking girls

by Lisa McGarry

James Arthur on The X Factor's Guilty Pleasures week

James Arthur has insisted that he does get very competitive on The X Factor.

The 23 year old has been nicknamed ‘the quiet man’ on the ITV show and last night Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack insisted that he is the most laid back out of all the contestants this year.

That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t want to win though and the handsome hopeful insisted that he is fighting to survive and explained:

“I am very competitive, I just internalise things rather than jump up and down and crave attention.”

He added:

“I’m just doing my thing and hoping that people like it.”

James wowed the judges last night with his rendition of ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ and after the song Gary Barlow admitted that outside his own category, Arthur is the contestant he would most like to see winning.

He insisted that he would go right out and buy his album now if it was available….high praise indeed.

As well as being popular with the judges, the tattooed crooner has also proved himself to be quite a hit with the ladies and we’ve heard that he and Kye Sones used to be quite the crack womanising team.

James Arthur on The X Factor

Last night James gave a little sample of one of his chat up lines and revealed if he was approaching a girl in a bar he would “lick my finger, touch you on the arm and ask if you wanted to get out of those wet clothes.”

Not bad, not bad at all…we definitely went a bit weak at the knees there.

James looks set to stay on the ITV show for another week at least, as bookies are tipping him as one of their favourites to win.

Do you think he’s safe? Would that chat up line work on you? Leave your comments below…

Meanwhile, check out how we ranked James in our weekly X Factor chart and who we rated and slated here.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!