"It still hasn't sunk in"

James Arthur beat Jahmene Douglas to the top spot Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

James Arthur has spoken of his amazement at winning this year X Factor. He said he could not believe that he had won and thought presenter Dermot O'Leary had said that his opponent Jahmene Douglas had won.

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The X Factor: James Arthur

Saltburn's James Arthur is the winner of this year's X Factor competition. He's the third winner from the North East in the past four years.