X Factor's James Arthur speaks out over One Direction 'feud'

James Arthur

X Factor's James Arthur has spoken out about his 'feud' with One Direction.

And he complained that fans of the boy band still hold a grudge despite clearing the air with the group.

James previously took aim at 1D in a series of tweets, as well as finding himself embroiled in a row with Louis Tomlinson.

"F*** boybands!" read one message posted by James in the past, as he accused 1D of being nothing more than "a marketing product".

He added back in 2013: “Bring on the hate I don’t wanna be popular. Apart from JLS who are genuinely the coolest people I’ve met in music.”

Four years on and James has revealed he STILL gets hate from One Direction's very loyal fanbase over the outburst.

He told the Metro newspaper: “They still hold a grudge even though we’ve made friends and stuff.

“They were like, ‘We’ll never forget what you did!'”

James said he and Louis had long since made up, adding: “We’re just a couple of chavs really. We’re both common, we’re both football fans, we love the same bands and he’s a sound lad.”

One Direction and James are expected to reunite at this week's BRIT Awards, where both are up for awards.

"I don’t feel nervous because I’m just buzzing to be nominated. I probably won’t win," James admitted.

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