James Arthur Opens Up About Apologising To Simon Cowell For "Being A T***er" In his brand new book 'Back To The Boy', James reveals exactly how the two came to hook up and exactly how he felt about the 'Your Song' singer. Rita seemed really, really into me, but I still couldn’t quite believe it.Speaking about how he got close with Rita, James revealed, “I was so puzzled that someone like Rita was actually interested in me. I wondered if she was a very good actress." “Me and Rita met up a few more times after that and had some more amazing nights. She said it so sincerely I wanted to believe her, though it seemed insane.” James then explained how Rita seemed to disappear into thin air and he wasn't able to contact her.“Me and Rita were seeing each other on-and-off for a few months.
‘They were usually the same type — Babestation girls or glamour models.
If I saw someone I fancied I’d contact her on social media and tell her blatantly I wanted to have sex. There would be no emotional attachment and it would be just pure sex, and with one or two exceptions that was how it was.’ The pair met at the end of the 2013 X Factor tour and he ended up in her tour bus: ‘Rita seemed really, really into me, but I still couldn’t quite believe it. I was very stoned that night and my paranoia was sky-high.
When you win the X Factor, you know that your life is going to change.
However when James Arthur won, it seems he wasn't expecting his life to change in quite the way it did. This is so confusing.” James explained that he ended up on Rita's tour bus before claiming, “There was a lot of magic there and it was an amazing night.
Appearing on This Morning, James revealed to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that major issues in their relationship were caused by his low self-esteem.
The 29-year-old explained: "You’ve got to like yourself, love yourself.
James has been open about his struggles with depression and anxiety following his X Factor win 2013 and has now written Back To The Boy to give his tips on dealing with mental health issues.
"I felt like I needed to help other people who were struggling with mental health issues. In order to get to know the man, you’ve got to get to know the boy. I only wanted to do it if I was candid and open and honest," he said of his new project.
"I was chatting to hundreds of women online or on Whats-App after swapping numbers with them via Twitter, and I started to sleep with so many of them I lost count.
"They were usually the same type – Babestation girls or glamour models.
If I saw someone I fancied I’d contact her on social media and tell her blatantly I wanted to have sex." This Morning continues weekdays at 10.30am while The X Factor airs Saturday at 8pm on ITV.