James has ability to make a great career for himself

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I’m delighted that James Arthur won The X-Factor at the weekend. He has a unique voice and I feel he’s got the ability to make a great career for himself.

Ella Henderson was also a favourite of mine. Although I was shocked at her exit at the expense of Rylan, I’m sure she’ll go on to big things.

I interviewed former winner Matt Cardle earlier this week. For him the whole process has been a great way of being noticed.

Today it’s not necessary to win. In fact it can be something of a handicap as James will now effectively disappear for a year.

Let’s hope his new record company will give him the right music to perform and make the most of his phenomenal voice.