Extended interview: X Factor's James Arthur wows home crowd
X Factor finalist James Arthur thrilled hundreds of fans as he returned home to Teesside in style for his homecoming show.
The 24-year-old visited the local pub in Saltburn where he sang while struggling to make it, before going to Middlesbrough to prepare for his gig at 8pm tonight, December 4.
Watch his extended interview here:
Get more on James Arthur on the ITV Tyne Tees website.
You can also get the latest on the X Factor here.
Workington's Winter Wonderland
Festive celebrations underway
Visitors to Workington this weekend will be treated to a host of activities and attractions, as this year's festive celebrations begin.
The activities kick off on Friday lunchtime (16th November), with the opening of the three day Christmas market.
Former X-Factor star Marcus Collins will then join the Mayor of Allerdale to switch on the Christmas lights at 6pm.
Over the weekend children will be entertained by magicians, clowns, face painters and balloon modellers, and they can visit Santa and his elves in his log cabin.
A live stage showcasing local talent and professional acts will be on display over the weekend.
'Santa' will be showcasing the Rugby League World Cup on his open top bus, at various locations across Workington, as part of the countdown to the matches at Derwent Park in 2013.
X-Factor in Carlisle
X Factor auditions Carlisle
The X Factor will be in Carlisle today. The mobile audition van will be looking for singing stars in the city as part of its' tour around the UK.
One of the judges for the ITV talent show, Take That's Gary Barlow, said: "The extra auditions allow even more people to try out."