X Factor 2012: James Arthur hoping for Caroline Flack date

Caroline Flack

James Arthur has admitted he's still hoping to take Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack out on a date!

The singer has hidden his crush on the singer, and revealed this week he's hoping to win her over once the show concludes next month.

"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."

But Louis Walsh wasn't so sure, claiming that he's seen the pair getting close backstage!

He blabbed: "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."

In a positive for James, Caroline has said that the singer is her favourite of the remaining acts.

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..."

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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