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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

James Arthur: I am absolutely overwhelmed

James Arthur said he was "lost for words" after winning X Factor.

I am absolutely overwhelmed to have won The X Factor. I am lost for words.

To have been be able to perform my winners single was just insane.

I love the song and am so glad that proceeds of the single will be going to such a great cause.

– James Arthur

Profits from sales of the single will go to the charity Together for Short Lives.

James Arthur second favourite to land Christmas No.1

X Factor winner James Arthur is second favourite to bag the Christmas number one single this year, according to bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Despite his triumph tonight, the bookmaker is offering odds of 3/1 while the Hillsborough Charity Single remains the favourite at 1/3.

James is quoted at just 2/1 to bag a number one single next year and it's a 4/1 chance his album follows suit.

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