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.
James album this week. It's reeeeealy good. And little mix with their stunning new single. Very proud of both artists.
Saltburn's James Arthur, who won the X Factor in 2012, said Abi Alton from Guisborough could win it this year.
James Arthur was signing copies of his debut album in a music store in Middlesbrough. He said Abi will have a future as an artist, but she needs to ignore the comments of the X Factor judges.
James Arthur has spoken about the challenge of appealing to different fans since he won the X Factor last year.
He feels he has to strike a balance between the audience he had before he found fame and the fans who helped him to win the show and reach number one in the charts.
He promised to release a "commercial" album every year - but said he will also produce a rap album, and then a rock one, to express the different sides of who he is.
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.
'Impossible' singer James Arthur has tweeted his excitement about coming back to the region for an album signing. James, from Saltburn, will be signing copies of his album at HMV in Middlesbrough.
X Factor winner James Arthur is returning to his hometown to meet fans today, November 6. The Saltburn-born star will be at HMV in Middlesbrough to sign copies of his new album.
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.
I wanna judge next years xfactor if everyone's leaving! - just putting it out it out there.
He might be from near Middlesbrough but it seems James Arthur's support team has trouble spelling the name of his home town.
Last year's X Factor winner has announced dates for his latest tour, including two dates in "Middlesborough".