X Factor 2012: James Arthur is Caroline Flack's favourite

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack has confessed that James Arthur is her favourite contestant.

Speaking on This Morning earlier this week, Caroline admitted that she was completely won over by his performance at the weekend.

She said: "James Arthur, in my opinion, his performance at the weekend was one of the best performances I've ever seen on The X Factor. I just... that performance...

"When I found out he was doing that song I just knew he was going to nail it. I was so excited to see it. It just comes so easily, it's like he breaths and it just comes out of him. It's so soulful."

And it sounds like James has a bit of a soft spot for her too.

"I think she’s attractive, she’s funny. I’d definitely take her out for a drink,” he told new! magazine.

But James played it down, insisting: “I’ve got her number. If we do text each other it’s a friendship thing.

“She’s really nice, she is professional and she really wouldn’t cross any mark in terms of speaking to any contestants differently to anyone else.”

And Louis Walsh has blabbed about the couple: “Hmmm… I’ve spied them flirting on Xtra Factor. They’d make a cute couple, he certainly looks like her type.”

Speaking to the official ITV1 X Factor website, Louis joked: “My only concern is that at 24, he’s a little too old for her.”

The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the final four acts singing songs that they hope will get them into the final.

On Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe and there will be performances from Pink and Tulisa.

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