James Arthur wins X Factor

X Factor finalist James Arthur has won X Factor 2012 beating Jahmene Douglas in the final.

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James thanks fans and mentor for 'dream come true'

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Thank you SO much to everyone that voted. This honestly is a dream come true.

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And of course, a massive thank you to the best mentor @nicolescherzy ! Could not of done this without you. You are an inspiration x

James Arthur: I've got a lot to say and I'll control my music

James Arthur said he will have 'creative control' over his music.
James Arthur said he will have 'creative control' over his music. Credit: PA

X Factor winner James Arthur told ITV1's This Morning that he has "a lot to say" on his upcoming album and promised fans that he will have creative control over his work.

"I will definitely be having control over everything that happens, I will have creative control and the artistic license - if that's not the case, then I wouldn't put anything out that I didn't believe in."

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X Factor producer: Chris Maloney 'went walkies'

The executive producer of The X Factor has said that Chris Maloney "went walkies" after the semi-finalist failed to appear at the final of the competition.

Maloney earlier insisted that he missed she show due to a sore throat.

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Schamazeballs. What a weekend. Maloney went walkies, a brilliant winner and Rihanna took the roof off the place

Profile: X Factor winner James Arthur

  • 24-years-old
  • From Saltburn near Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire
  • Before entering X Factor, he was living in a bedsit and had problems with depression
  • By his own admission, he had had problems at school and has slept rough at times
  • One of the most versatile performers, he has mixed dubstep, rapped and played acoustic guitar during the live shows
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