X Factor: James Arthur dating Rita Ora (but she says they're 'just friends')

James Arthur (X Factor)

X Factor winner James Arthur has enjoyed another apparent date with Rita Ora, despite her insisting they're not seeing each other.

Last year's XFactor champ James and Rita, who was a guest judge on the show, were spotted enjoying a night at a strip club together.

What a romantic way to spend Valentine's day...

A source told The Sun newspaper today: “They were desperate not to be seen.

“They entered the strip club via the back door and left separately to avoid being snapped together.

“James made a big effort to spend time with her. He’s smitten.”

The pair had hit it off during the final of The X Factor last year, where Rita performed on the live shows.

A source said at the time: “They were getting very chatty backstage and exchanged numbers. He seemed interested in getting to know her”

James and Rita were previously spotted together last week in Birmingham as they enjoyed the X Factor's live tour aftershow party.

However Rita has insisted she's not seeing James.

She told CapitalFM this week: "The X Factor had a show in Birmingham too and he's just a friend, man.

"He's so cool and a nice guy but, trust me, I would tell you if I was seeing someone."

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