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X Factor winner James Arthur debut single tops charts

James Arthur tops the charts. Credit: PA

X Factor winner James Arthur proved nothing is impossible when his debut single rocketed to the top of the charts. Impossible became the fastest selling single of the year so far, with 490,000 copies, according to the Official Chart Company.

He said: "To everyone from home and around Britain who bought the single, thank you very, very much. You've made my dreams come true.

"The fact that it was in aid of Together For Short Lives, which is a great cause and a great charity, I think that really helped.

"My Number one Award is going to go on my mantelpiece and I'll probably kiss it for two weeks solid every time I pass it!"

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James thanks fans and mentor for 'dream come true'

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. 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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