03 November 2019 00:41
James Arthur took to the stage for Celebrity X Factor's live show on Saturday night. This weekend saw the remaining 11 celebrity contestants performing live for a second time. And joining them was a special guest act, as former X Factor winner James Arthur returned to the stage. He performed new song Quite Miss Home from his brand new album You. You can watch the performance in the video below... James tweeted ahead of the show: "Excited to say I'll be making a return to @TheXFactor on Saturday night to perform 'Quite Miss Home'.
Tune in at 8.30 on @ITV" The official X Factor Twitter account added: "The #XFactor stage is a second home for @JamesArthur23! "Rumour has it he's quite missing it... Catch him on Saturday night, we're so excited to have him back! #XFactorCelebrity" James appeared on The X Factor in 2012, beating Jahméne Douglas to win the ninth series. Speaking about his upcoming third studio album, James said: "I have called the album 'YOU' as unlike 'Back From The Edge' which was autobiographical, my third album is not about me, it's about YOU." Meanwhile, the celebrity acts performing on tonight's X Factor were the Unders mentored by Louis Walsh made up of EastEnders actor Jonny Labey, Glee star Kevin McHale, and reality TV personality Megan McKenna.
Nicole Scherzinger is in charge of the Overs, with her category including Coronation Street actress Victoria Ekanoye, TV newsreader and journalist Martin Bashir, footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones, The Chase's Jenny Ryan. Finally, Simon Cowell is mentoring the groups made up of rugby trio Try Star, Love Island supergroup No Love Lost, social media influencers V5 and duo Max & Harvey. The X Factor: Celebrity airs Saturday nights on ITV. You can watch the show online as episodes air or catch up later via the ITV Hub. Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Former X Factor champ James Arthur made a mighty comeback to the show this evening with a heart-felt performance of new track, Quite Miss Home. The star's had his ups and downs since rocketing to fame during the competition back in 2012. His music career has been plagued by various scandals and controversies, but after cleaning up his act it seems fans are very much on board with the 31 year old lad. Many took to social media with heaps of praise. One wrote: "How beautiful watching James Arthur tonight on X Factor, singing Quite Miss Home." Another could barely contain their excitement over his return: "@JamesArthur23 is f*****g amazing, bloody love his voice so much #XFactorCelebrity #jamesarthur." (Image: ITV) A third poured their heart out about the spine-tingling performance: "James Arthur is such a talent. Not only is his voice unmatched, but he has a way of connecting with the audience that a lot of artists lack nowadays. "(To those holding grudges against him over things that were said in 2013, please see yourself out)." James' life in the spotlight hasn't always been smooth sailing. A debut album included homophobic lyrics that caused a backlash culminating in a very public clash on Twitter between the singer and other famous figures, such as comedians Frankie Boyle and Matt Lucas. He was eventually dropped by recording giants Syco. (Image: REX/Shutterstock) James spiralled into a life of womanising and substance abuse, but managed to turn it all around last year with the release of his Number One hit Say You Won't Let Go. He was re-signed by Syco and has become a mental health advocate. James told Holy Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the This Morning sofa: "I couldn't deal with the pressure. Mainly the pressure I was putting on myself. "I wanted to be the best ever X Factor winner there had ever been. I got very lost. "I would focus on the negativity. I was still a lost little boy and I didn't know how to cope with it."