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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Thank you SO much to everyone that voted. This honestly is a dream come true.
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."
James Arthur's single is ready to download from the internet now and will be "rush released" and in shops from Wednesday, an X Factor spokesman said.
All profits from sales of the single will go to the charity Together for Short Lives, which gives support to children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
Congratulations James on winning X factor uk. You deserved this.
Liverpudlian Christopher Maloney topped the public vote in seven out ten X Factor live shows. The percentage of votes each contestant scored throughout the live shows is available to see here.
James Arthur won 53.7% of votes in the final of X Factor, it has been announced, while Jahmene Douglas won 38.9%.
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.
Schamazeballs. What a weekend. Maloney went walkies, a brilliant winner and Rihanna took the roof off the place