The X Factor: James Arthur

Saltburn's James Arthur is the winner of this year's X Factor competition. He's the third winner from the North East in the past four years.

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James Arthur triumphs in X Factor final

James Arthur was named the winner of the X Factor tonight.

The 24-year-old singer, from Saltburn, near Middlesbrough, beat Jahmene Douglas to take the title in front of a 10,000-strong audience at Manchester Arena, with millions more watching the ITV show live on television.

Arthur looked stunned as host Dermot O'Leary announced the result and could only say "wow" when asked how he felt.

"I don't know what to say," he added.

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