X Factor's James Arthur won't wait a year to release album

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

XFactor winner James Arthur has revealed he hopes to start writing for other acts such as One Direction.

The singer told The Sun today that he was hoping to quickly release an album, and didn't plan to wait a year like past winners.

James, who triumphed over Jahmene Douglas on the show at the weekend, told the newspaper today: I’m ready to get an album out quickly. I don’t think I need a year away being trained or told how to perform. I’ve been doing pubs for years and have ten albums’ worth of material.

“I’ve got enough for my own stuff, others I can give to One Direction or others.”

The 23-year-old said he was hoping to get a few collaborations on his debut record, saying: “There’s a long list of people I’d like to work with. Emeli Sande is definitely on the list, as is Devlin.

Ed Sheeran has been in touch so hopefully we can do something at some point.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat this week, X Factor's James suggested that the show didn't need any big revamp.

Despite a rather large decline in ratings, with more than 2 million less viewers watching the final this year, the 23-year-old claimed his win would help the authenticity of the series.

"[This year] has been a game changer," he said. "People like Lucy Spraggan, Ella Henderson, Jahmene, Kye and so on - all these people are genuine, authentic singer/songwriters.

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