James Arthur confirms split from Simon Cowell

The X Factor winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, posted a tweet to confirm he had split from Simon Cowell's record label Syco, after months of speculation that he had been dropped.

James Arthur confirms split with Simon Cowell

Saltburn's X-Factor winner James Arthur has confirmed that he is no longer with Simon Cowell's company, Syco.

There was speculation earlier this year that he had been dropped by the record label.

Last night, though, James Arthur posted these messages on Twitter:

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Just to clear things up - I am no longer with Syco. I would like to thank all at the label for making a great record with me.

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I now have to move on and do something different - the future is bright! #LOVE