Just days after "The X Factor" U.K. 2012 winner James Arthur, 24, told Look magazine that he's attracted to "X Factor" U.K. judge Tulisa Contostavlos (who's also 24) because she's "his type," he has now admitted in another interview that he'd love to hook up with "X Factor" U.K. judge Nicole Scherzinger, 34, and former "X Factor" U.K. judge Cheryl Cole, 29. The problem? They already have boyfriends.
Contostavlos has been dating soccer player Danny Simpson since November 2012. (She calls him "my man" in her Twitter messages.) Scherzinger has been with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton since 2008 in an on-again/off-again relationship that is currently on. Cole is in a steady relationship with her backup dancer Trey Holloway, whom she's been dating since the spring of 2012In an interview with UTV Radio’s "Total Access" that will be broadcast on December 13, 2012, Arthur had this to say about Scherzinger, who was his "X Factor" mentor: “It’s like hugging a goddess. She’s phenomenal and she’s even more beautiful in real life than she is on TV. And cute. She’s just like the full package. I think I might be in love with her.”
Arthur also shared his thoughts on Cole: “Oh God, I love that woman so much I would marry her in a heartbeat. She’s just like the nation’s sweetheart, isn’t she? And she’s from the North East, you can’t get much better than that.”
As previously reported, Arthur ended his relationship with 18-year-old dance instructor Lucie Poole shortly after he found fame as an "X Factor" contestant. A source told the Sunday Mirror that Arthur's busy schedule was the main reason for the split. After the breakup, he was romantically linked to McCleary and bodybuilder Jodie Marsh, 33.
Arthur told Look magazine in a December 2012 interview: “I'm a great lover. Please print that. When I’ve got a girlfriend I like to be with them as much as possible and I’m very affectionate. It’s all about respect. I’m not going to treat a woman like a piece of meat. I’m very much a boyfriend type of guy. I’ve been in relationships since I was 16. Now is the longest I’ve been single. But I’m trying to behave myself at the moment and I haven’t got time to meet girls.
I feel so positive, my attitude’s been rejuvenated. I’ve had fan mail but I haven’t had any knickers sent to me yet. I had some glamour models messaging me on Twitter and saying they think I’m hot but I’m being careful. I’m happy single, although I’d love to meet a woman to share everything with I’m going through."
In the Look magazine interview, Arthur also confessed his attraction to Contostavlos.
Arthur and "The Xtra Factor" co-host Caroline Flack, 33, have reportedly had a flirtation but he has denied rumors that he and Flack have dated.
I ship it tbh