James Arthur 'Had Card Declined After Sales Spree'
The X Factor winner reportedly drew a blank with bank card at sports store...
James Arthuris reported to have had his card refused three times while shopping in the Boxing Day sales.
The 24-year-old is claimed by the Daily Mail to have been trying to buy a selection of hats, trainers and tops (worth a total of £771.74) when his bank card was declined at the till.
Upon hearing that his account was deemed to have insufficient funds, J-Arth attempted to call his bank and then asked to speak to the manager at the Foot Asylum in Teesside Shopping Park, Stockton-On-Tees.
Staff apparently agreed that he could take the goods home with him and return to settle the bill later.
The singer, who is predicted to return to No 1 this week with his debut single Impossible, had been back in the North East for Christmas with his family.
As well as shopping, he also went to see his beloved Middlesbrough play Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day.