XFactor 2012: Olly Murs wants to work with James Arthur

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

Xtra Factor host Olly Murs has said he'd love to work with James Arthur on a record in the future.

The former X Factor finalist, who finished as runner up on the show back in 2009, told the Metro newspaper that James could top the charts already.

“James Arthur is almost the finished product really," Olly explained. “He could come out now and release a record and I'm sure he'd do really well.”

Olly continued: “Me and James have become really good mates as well on the show.

“He’s someone that I get on really really well with so he's probably someone who I’d like to work with in the future or go on tour with.”

The ITV2 spin-off show presenter went on: “I think he does have a shot [of winning], of course.

“I mean, he's one of the favourites, as is Jahmene and Ella. They're the three everyone’s talking about.”

But Olly wouldn't rule out a surprise win from one of Louis Walsh's acts.

He added: “District3 and Union J have got potential to get in there and nick it at the last minute with how well the boybands are doing in this country. I think they have a good as chance as anyone.”


The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a Best Of British theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from One Direction and Little Mix, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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