X Factor 2012: James Arthur hooks up with Take Me Out girl

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 finalist James Arthur is getting used to his new celebrity lifestyle, and has also managed to get himself a new girlfriend!

According to The Sun newspaper, the 24-year-old was spotted snogging Take Me Out girl Chanelle McCleary as the X Factor finalists enjoyed a posh night out in London earlier this week.

The acts were enjoying making the live shows at a party at Whisky Mist in London’s Mayfair.

“Everyone was shocked to see the X Factor finalists out for the first time and got very excited," a source told the newspaper today. “A lot of the girls from Take Me Out were at the club and when the X Factor lot came in, they pounced.

“But it was James that was all over this one girl. They were snogging each other’s faces off. They were still at it when most clubbers had left."

The source went on: “They emerged looking sheepish at 4am then disappeared into the night.” James is staying at the plush £500-a-night Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall with the other hopefuls.

James was chosen by mentor Nicole Scherzinger on Sunday night to go through to the live shows, with Jahmene Douglas and Rylan Clark joining him in the final trio of guys.

His mum Shirley Ashworth has been left overwhelmed by the news, saying: “I was in pieces, but just so proud! I think people relate to James because he’s real.

“He has no airs and graces.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with guest performances from Ne-Yo and Leona Lewis.

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