X Factor's James Arthur: I'm jealous of Nicole Scherzinger's boyfriend Lewis Hamilton - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur made no secret of the fact he thought his mentor Nicole Scherzinger was a right beauty throughout the show.

James Arthur chats women, One Direction and X Factoromg! had an exclusive chat with the X Factor 2012 winner

And chatting to us today, the singer-songwriter confessed he is WELL JEL of her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton.

But it's not for the reason you might expect...

James told us: "I'm in love with Nicole Scherzinger as an overall person, she's amazing. And obviously beautiful. I think every man in this country slash world thinks she's beautiful and is in love with her a little bit.

"Yeah I'm jealous of Lewis Hamilton because he drives faster than anyone and I wanna drive fast."

So he'd actually rather his wheels than his bird, interesting.

James reckons Nicole Scherzinger is beautiful. Copyright [Rex]

Another lady involved in the X Factor who James had a little flirt with throughout the series, was Caroline Flack.

And amidst speculation the Xtra Factor presenter said she wouldn't do anything with him during the show, we thought we'd see if there was any chance he'd be going on a date now the series has finished.

But he told us: "We've got good chemistry but only as friends. I would certainly like to hang out with her but we're just good friends."

Talking about the MASSES of female attention he said: "Really? I'm not sure about that. I just don't get it. I can't really see that at the moment."

And asked whether he thinks he's good looking he said: "No not really. I'm not vain, it doesn't matter to me whether people think I'm good looking or not."

So will he be getting a winner's makeover then? "I just want to change my teeth because I'm a singer and my teeth aren't exactly the best."

One group of people who have supported James from the start has been One Direction.

And James told us he's all set up to work with them. He told us: "I'd love to work with them. I've actually got songs that I'd love them to take on and use. Possibly a co-write would be amazing and if they wanted to work with me I'd be honoured. They're the biggest band in the world."

If the sales of his digital single are anything to go by, James is set to be pretty huge himself. The Official Charts Company today that he's the fastest selling X Factor winner - with 187,000 copies sold by midnight last night.

James Arthur's winner's physical single 'Impossible' is out tomorrow, Wednesday 12th December

We chatted to James this afternoon and gave him an early Christmas present