X Factor winner speaks on fling with Rita ora
“It was ridiculously easy. There would be no emotional attachment and it would be just pure sex, and with one or two exceptions that was how it was.”
James had been riding high after winning The X Factor and hitting the chart with his single Impossible.
And he really thought he had hit the big time when Rita, who was a guest on the live shows, asked to meet him.
James said: “I was so puzzled that someone like Rita was actually interested in me. I told myself this couldn’t be real. Rita’s made a mistake. She must think I’m someone cool. This is so confusing.
The pair met up while James was on The X Factor tour and ended up in Rita’s tour bus.
He added: “There was a lot of magic there and it was an amazing night. Rita seemed really, really into me, but I still couldn’t quite believe it.
“I wondered if she was a very good actress. I was very stoned that night and my paranoia was sky-high.
“Me and Rita met up a few more times after that and had some more amazing nights. ‘I’m in love with you,’ she told me one night. She said it so sincerely I wanted to believe her, though it seemed insane.”