James Arthur to perform on X Factor 2016's first results show

James Arthur

Former X Factor winner James Arthur will be back on the show this weekend.

James will be singing on Sunday night's live results show, it was confirmed by Dermot O'Leary this evening.

James won The X Factor back in 2012, mentored by current judge Nicole Scherzinger, and has recently made quite the comeback.

Following time away from the spotlight, James released new track Say You Won’t Let Go last month and it has been at Number 1 for the past two weeks.

James told OfficialCharts.com about the accomplishment: "This is incredible… I wasn’t in any way expecting it.

"I knew it was a good song and I thought some people might like it, but if you’d said to me it would be this well received, I would have thought you were pulling my leg.”

James originally joined Simon Cowell's Syco label after winning the ITV talent contest four years ago, with his self-titled debut album charting at number 2 - but several controversies led to him being axed in 2014 after only one album.

However it was revealed this month that he is now once again signed to Simon's record label.

The 28-year-old has come full circle, as Syco confirmed that he is back on their roster of artists, the first time an X Factor winner has returned to the label.

"We can confirm that James Arthur is now once again signed to Syco Music in the UK," a spokesperson said. "We are delighted to welcome him back into the Syco fold."

Syco will now release James's new album 'Back From The Edge', which is due out in November.

The X Factor 2016 will air Sunday night at 8PM on ITV.

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