X Factor's James Arthur to release tell all autobiography

James Arthur

X Factor's James Arthur is set to spill all on his time on the show and his epic comeback.

The 2012 winner has revealed he's going to tell his story in a new book, from his highs winning The X Factor to his lows after getting dropped by Simon Cowell's Syco label.

James admitted that he felt he was "on the scrapheap" before making an epic comeback for himself with a number one album and single, leading to a new record deal with Syco.

"I want to help people to get to know my story, and really tell them in detail what I've been through," James told the Press Association. "The album says a little bit about it but it doesn't really tell the full extent."

He continued: "At the BRITs two years ago, Jimmy Carr got up and made some crack about me having a meltdown and I remember watching it, thinking, 'I am a joke in this country, there's no coming back from this'.

"Not only was I an X Factor winner that got dropped by Syco – and when that happens you're never heard of again – but everyone thought I was a clown.

"I was in those 'Where are they now?' articles and I was like, 'F**k me, I'm that guy, I'm on the scrapheap'."

James' album Back From The Edge went to Number 1 last year alongside his single Say You Won't Let Go, securing him nominations at last month's BRIT awards.

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