X Factor winner James Arthur said a steamy fling with Rita Ora morphed him into a sex addict who would binge romp with Babestation models up to three times a day.
Singer James confessed a string of "magical" nights with Rita on the X Factor tour left him contacting hundreds of women online - losing count how many he slept with after becoming addicted to smoking cannabis.
In a brutally frank autobiography Middlesbrough-born James reveals a string of addictions and how pop princess Rita went from telling him she was in love with him to not returning his calls.
In Back To The Boy, which is serialised in The Sun On Sunday, the 29-year-old tells how he blew thousands on gambling, leaving him 24 hours away from bankruptcy and how he would binge on KFC leaving him so deflated he would refuse to take his top off during sex.
He said: “I started bingeing on sex. I became as addicted to sex as I was to weed. I craved sex, I had to have it and I needed it to fill the void and make myself feel better.”
“If I’m honest, I became a bit of a slag after Rita. I was chatting to hundreds of women online or on Whats-App after swapping numbers with them via Twitter, and I started to sleep with so many of them I lost count."
The Impossible singer, who at his lowest ebb was dumped from record company Syco, said he would always go for the same type of girl "Babestation girls or glamour models" which left him feeling empty after the Rita fling.
The pair got together after a steamy night on her tour bus but after a string of "magical" nights James said she vanished.
It led to spiral of one night stands and panic attacks before James, now an ambassador for mental health charity SANE, sought help.
In a startling U-turn he was then resigned by Syco and went on to land a no1 single and a platinum album in Back From The Edge.
He said: "“It’s taken three years to feel more comfortable in my own skin, and ready and able to explain the demons inside my head and how I’ve learned to cope.”