X Factor 2012: James Arthur rejected by Caroline Flack!

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

Caroline Flack turned down X Factor's James Arthur after he asked her out on a date!

James has made no secret of his crush on Xtra Factor presenter Caroline, with sources saying the singer is "smitten" with the telly host.

"James is smitten with Caroline," an insider told Star magazine this week. "He asked her out on a date but she said no."

The magazine claims that Caroline is worried about dating another contestant from the show, after her relationship with Harry Styles last year.

The source added: "Caroline thinks he is good-looking and of course she is flattered.

"But she doesn't fancy him and told him that they can't take it any further than just friends."

Speaking about James' crush on her previously, Caroline said: "He’s admitted I’m his celeb crush, which I’m very flattered about."

She added: "He's gorgeous but we have professional relationship.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues next Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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