Simon Cowell has tweeted his support for James Arthur who is releasing his debut album. James is from Saltburn and won The X Factor, going to number one with his single Impossible. He has also shown backing for Little Mix. the girl group has two members from South Tyneside.
X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, signed copies of his new album for fans at a music store in Middlesbrough. He said he likes to thank his fans by "looking them in the eyes" and he has not forgotten the North East voters who helped him to win the show.
X Factor winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, has expressed his interest in becoming a judge on the ITV talent show. It follows Gary Barlow's announcement that he will be making this year's series his last.