X Factor winner James Arthur has card declined while clothes shopping?

Published Saturday, Dec 29 2012, 18:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor winner James Arthur is the man of the moment after coming first in the singing competition and landing a number one single - but he was left red-faced yesterday when his card was reportedy declined while out shopping.

According to today's Sun (Dec 29), James tried three times to pay £771.74 for a selection of caps in Footasylum at Teesside Shopping Park, in Stockton-on-Tees, and each time it was declined.

How embarrassing!

James Arthur with his number 1 award

© The Official Chart

James was reportedly seen making a call at the till asking if cash had been transferred into his account. But rather than throwing a diva-like strop, James apparently took the incident in his stride.

Luckily, the store manager recognised the singer and stepped in. An onlooker told the newspaper: "The manager said he could take the goods and pay for them at a later date."

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James laughed off the incident on Twitter today, writing: "Is the story about me getting my card declined for real? Yeah I'm skint... I was using the wrong card!! Dopey yes, skint not anymore #LOVE."

This week, it was reported that Simon Cowell is moving James into a new North London flat - a far cry from the £200-a-month bedsit in Saltburn he used to live in.

So he'll have plenty of space for his ever-increasing cap collection!

Have you ever had your card refused in a shop? Share the embarrassment below!

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Watch James' video for number one single 'Impossible' below:



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