'True Talent!' James Arthur Congratulated By One Direction's Niall Horan And Cheryl Cole Over Victory

Former finalists also tweeted their congratulations to the talented singer

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Last night saw the talented 24 year-old James Arthur win the X Factor 2012 and as his fellow finalists and the judges all gathered around him to congratulate him, James was also being congratulated via Twitter by celebrities including Cheryl Cole and One Direction's Niall Horan.

Having been a judge on the X Factor and seen many live finals, Cheryl who was performing by herself and with Girls Aloud at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball over the weekend, tweeted James:

"Congratulations James Arthur, true talent!"

James has won the X Factor 2012 (WENN)

Whilst One Direction hottie, Niall Horan, who failed to make the X Factor final in 2010 with Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, tweeted:

"Xfactor was great tonight! So good to be back home!. Also congrats James! This dude is gone be huge."

Having been in the same position as James last year when Little Mix won the show in 2011, the girls tweeted: "Yes @JamesArthur23 well deserved!! Big congrats to @JahmeneDouglas two both worthy winners and amazingly talented lads…roll 2013!"

Misha B who also took part in the final last year, added: "The people’s champ takes the title!"

James' victory on the show came after a star studded weekend in Manchester which saw the likes of One Direction, Rihanna, Emeli Sande, Kylie Minogue and Kelly Clarkson perform.

Check out the X Factor final 2012 in pictures here!

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Dermot O'Leary opens the show! (WENN)