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James Arthur kicks off about Jesy Nelson rumours

The two X Factor stars were spotted getting cosy at the BRITs

It seems not everyone loves a bit of celebrity gossip – especially when they’re the subjects of it.

Singer James Arthur has slammed reports that he was “all over” Jesy Nelson at Wednesday night’s Brit Awards, kicking off: “What kind of a person sneaks pics of people sitting and chatting?”

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James was not happy about the speculation (Credit: jamesarthurinsta23 Instagram)

James – who won X Factor in 2012, a year after Jesy’s band, Little Mix won the reality show – took to Twitter to rage about the headlines.

He wrote: “Firstly, we were not kissing, we were talking closely because it was loud as [bleep] in a club. Have you ever tried having a conversation when there’s loud music? You gotta be tactile. Sad state of affairs when a guy and a girl can’t sit and chat without being romantically involved.”

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He added: “What kind of a person sneaks pics of people sitting and chatting at a party? Scruffy that.”

It followed claims in The Sun that they were holding hands and hugging.

An onlooker took a photo of the pair sitting together at Sony’s official after-party, and told the newspaper: “Jesy and James slipped away from her bandmates and took over a private booth by a window. They sat there for over two hours and were deep in conversation, often putting their arms around each other’s shoulders.

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“She kept grabbing his hands and pulling him in close to whisper in his ear. At one point Jesy gave James a hug, while he kissed her cheeks and forehead.”

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His fans offered their support, with one writing: “James, we love you, just ignore it and them. Keep being you, we know you are a true gent, honest and humble. Love you to the moon and back.”

Jesy’s performance at the BRITs divided fans (Credit: LittleMix YouTube)

Another said: “You don’t have to explain what happened to anyone. We all talk with friends, we all leave one lot of friends to go talk to others.”

While a third tweeted: “No one believes it, so just ignore them. We all know better. There is nothing you have to explain about. It’s your life and if you talk to a friend that’s it and no one else should comment on it or interpret something that isn’t there.”

A fourth added: “Why do some people love to make a story out of nothing @JamesArthur23 😠. Such a shame when you can’t talk to someone of the opposite sex without people making a story purely for money. x.”

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The reality star won X Factor the year after Little Mix (Credit: ITV)

Others joked that they wished it was true, writing: “You know how people are. They make up things and then spread it. Anyway, I would like to see both of you dating haha😊.”

A second said: “FIT couple it would be though😍.” A third laughed: “You defo would tho 👏🏻.”

Jesy – who caused controversy with her racy BRITs performance with her bandmates, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall – has yet to comment on the claims.

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Jesy won another BRIT at the awards show this week (Credit: littlemix Instagram)

But it looks like she had a good night, celebrating her Best British Video win.

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