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:
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