Mel B, 44, had a 'wild secret fling' with X Factor winner James Arthur, 31

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Mel B, 44, reportedly had a 'wild secret fling' with X Factor winner James Arthur, 31, after meeting while she was a judge on America's Got Talent in 2017.

The Spice Girls star, who is 13 years older than the Impossible hitmaker, is said to have 'hit it off' with the singer after he performed on the NBC talent show. 

Mel had just ended her marriage with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte and James was also single during the time of their reported fling.

Secret fling? Mel B, 44, reportedly had a 'wild secret fling' with X Factor winner James Arthur, 31, after meeting while she was a judge on America's Got Talent in 2017 (pictured on the show in 2018)

Secret fling? Mel B, 44, reportedly had a 'wild secret fling' with X Factor winner James Arthur, 31, after meeting while she was a judge on America's Got Talent in 2017 (pictured on the show in 2018) 

A source told The Sun: 'James was single at the time and they hit it off instantly. Mel thought James was very handsome and would become the next big British music superstar. 

'James couldn’t believe his luck that a stunning member of the Spice Girls would be interested in him. They had a wild fling and loved spending time together, but it ended respectfully.'

The source added that the two stars exchanged no messages on social media with James not even following Mel on Instagram despite the star following him.   

MailOnline has contacted both James and Mel's representatives for comment. 

'Hit it off': The Spice Girls star, who is 13 years older than the Impossible hitmaker, is said to have 'hit it off' with the singer after he performed on the NBC talent show (James pictured on the show in 2017)

Single AND ready to mingle: Mel had just ended her marriage with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte and James was also single during the time of their reported fling (pictured on show in 2018)

'Hit it off': The Spice Girls star, who is 13 years older than the Impossible hitmaker, is said to have 'hit it off' with the singer after he performed on the NBC talent show (James pictured on the show in 2017, left, and Mel in 2018, right) 

In 2017, James, who has been in an on-off relationship with dancer Jessica Grist, revealed that he had a fling with former X Factor judge Rita Ora shortly after he won the ITV singing show in 2012 and they went on tour in 2013.   

However the romance came to a swift end, and resulted in deeper issues for James - who admitted he 'turned into a s**g' after their breakup.

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