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Extended interview: X Factor's James Arthur wows home crowd

X Factor finalist James Arthur thrilled hundreds of fans as he returned home to Teesside in style for his homecoming show.

The 24-year-old visited the local pub in Saltburn where he sang while struggling to make it, before going to Middlesbrough to prepare for his gig at 8pm tonight, December 4.

Watch his extended interview here:

Get the latest on the X Factor here.

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Nicole Scherzinger arrives in North East

Nicole Scherzinger turned up on a Harley Davidson Credit: Julie Yates

X-Factor fans turned out this morning to see James Arthur, from Saltburn, return home. He arrived with his mentor Nicole Scherzinger and headed to visit his mum. He will be singing at Middlesbrough Town Hall. He's in Saturday night's X Factor Final.

James Arthur turned up on a Harley with Nicole on the back Credit: Julie Yates

X Factor's James Arthur returns for his first big show

X Factor finalist James Arthur from Saltburn will sing at Middlesbrough Town Hall today, December 4. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

X Factor finalist James Arthur from Saltburn is coming home today, December 4, for a special performance.

He will visit his mother before singing at Middlesbrough Town Hall. He and mentor Nicole Scherzinger will then return to London for Saturday night's X Factor Final.

Get the latest on the X Factor here.

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