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James Arthur chats to Newsround

12 November 2013 Last updated at 17:54 GMT

It's almost a year since James Arthur clinched victory in the 2012 X Factor final

His single, a cover of Shontelle's 'Impossible', was the fastest selling single of 2012.

But when he joined Nel for a chat he revealed he almost didn't audition for the X Factor in the first place.

Watch the interview to find out what changed his mind and how he writes his music....