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Jahmene hits the top spot

Swindon's Jahmene hits the top spot Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas has gone straight to the top of the charts with his debut album.

Soulful singer Douglas, who was stacking shelves at a Swindon Asda before finding fame on the ITV show, scored his first ever number one with cover versions album Love Never Fails knocking Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines off the top.

Including a duet of Whitney Houston's The Greatest Love of All with his X Factor mentor Nicole Scherzinger, the 22-year-old will be glad he changed his mind after reportedly dismissing the idea of a covers album.


X-Factor star Jahmene before he became famous

It's a big weekend for our X-Factor contestants. George Shelley, from Clevedon, who's part of boyband Union J, and Swindon supermarket worker Jahmene Douglas are both through to the quarter finals of ITV1 show.

If he wins, Swindon's Jahmene Douglas will be guaranteed a record contract that could make him an international star like Alexandra Burke or Leona Lewis.

It's a long way from his day-job, stacking shelves in a supermarket in the town and gigging at weekends. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy's been to meet people who knew Jahmene before he was famous: