Tulisa likes that James can keep things 'real' with her. Copyright [Rex]
It sounds like Tulisa's urban roots are back in full swing.
Talking to omg! yesterday at the X Factor press conference in Manchester, the judge admitted that James Arthur has no false pretenses with her.
She told us: "He tells me I'm hot all the time, to my face. That's not why I'm a big fan. That's why I like James, he's just real.
"He'll be like 'You alright T, looking fit today,' and I'm like 'Thanks, James, cool'."
Well you're hardly going to dislike someone who tells you you're fit.
Although we do wonder if Christopher Maloney would have a similar effect on Tulisa if he used the same line.
We highly doubt it.
James Arthur thinks Tulisa is well fit. Copyright [Rex/Wenn]
Tulisa also admitted yesterday that she will be strictly #TeamJames during tomorrow night's X Factor final.
She said: "I feel like I've still got a contestant! I'm going to treat James like he's one of my own, jumping up, banging the desk shouting 'VOTE FOR JAMES!'"
It was revealed today that James and Jahmene Douglas are currently joint favourites to win the show with odds of 5/4.
Christopher Maloney is currently trailing with odds of 7/2.
The X Factor final kicks off tomorrow night on ITV1.