- From Saltburn near Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire
- Before entering X Factor, he was living in a bedsit and had problems with depression
- By his own admission, he had had problems at school and has slept rough at times
- One of the most versatile performers, he has mixed dubstep, rapped and played acoustic guitar during the live shows
James Arthur has won the ninth series of The X Factor after seeing off Jahmene Douglas in the final.
Finalist Christopher Maloney has been voted out of the X Factor tonight ending his dream of winning the competition.
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney is vying for victory in the competition by singing a Take That tune with his mentor Gary Barlow.