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X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger never lost faith in James Arthur

X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger says she never lost faith in James Arthur.

The singer won the show in 2012 but he was dumped by record label Syco two years later.

However, he has rejoined Simon Cowell's imprint and has spent the last two weeks at No.1 in the UK with the comeback single 'Say You Won't Let Go'.

Arthur's X Factor mentor Scherzinger has now told OK magazine that she has always stood by the singer.

She said: "This country has always said stuff about James but I've always stood by him, even when they were talking smack.

"Even at Judges' Houses before I knew he'd have a single, I kept talking about him.

"[Guest mentor] Calvin [Harris] said something like: 'Oh, I wouldn't use him as the example of success', but I've never wavered my faith in his amazing talent and now he's number one!"

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Watch James Arthur's 'Say You Won't Let Go' video below:


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