Friends root for X Factor hopeful

With the X-Factor finals underway for this year, we'll be following North East hopeful James Arthur as he vies for the title.

The 24 year old from Saltburn made it through to Nicole Scherzinger's final three and is preparing for another live performance on Saturday.

The singer's best friend, Michael Dawson, has been telling ITV News that he's among the growing number of supporters who'll be cheering him on.