X Factor 2012: James Arthur wants to duet with Jahmene Douglas

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur has said he wants to duet with Jahmene Douglas.

The pair, both mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, finsihed first and second on Sunday night's final.

Now James wants the duo to team up on a track for their debut albums, revealing they had a bit of a bromance going on behind the scenes.

The 24-year-old said: "Hopefully, he’ll do a collaboration with me if he doesn’t get too big. I’d absolutely love to. I mean we sang all the time together backstage.

"It’d be lovely to do something. Do you know what? He’s the most inspiring man I’ve ever met in my life. It felt like we both won, it could have been either one of us."

Meanwhile, James insisted he was just "good friends" with Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack after a series full of flirting.

He told the Metro newspaper: "We’re just good friends me and Caroline, she’s a professional and I guess I’m a professional now.

"It’s a friendship. I mean, we get on well and we do a little bit of harmless flirting. I just did that to her on the show to deflect from the fact that I’m rubbish at interviews."

And James insisted he wasn't a womaniser, despite all those pictures!

He explained: "Things get misconstrued, you know girls ask me if they can have a peck on the lips and I’m friendly with the girls and then it sort of looks like I’m with a different girl all the time.

"I guess it’s just the fact that I’m now in the public eye and girls are showing a little bit more interest in me but I’m under no illusions that I’m anything special.

"I’m just a normal lad and I’m flattered to be receiving any sort of female admiration."

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