TOWIE star James 'Arg' Argent is a big fan of X Factor hopeful Che Chesterman - and has even recorded some tracks with him!

To quote Simon Cowell, he got ‘four huge yeses’ on The X Factor at the weekend – but Ché Chesterman already has celebrity backing in the shape of James ‘Arg’ Argent!

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Essex boy Ché gave up his job as a supermarket shelf stacker to follow his dream of being a full-time singer, and TOWIE star Arg was quick to spot the 18 year old’s talents – long before Simon, Cheryl and co gave him the thumbs up on the show.

Ché hit the studio a couple of weeks back with Arg to ‘lay down some tracks’ (or whatever it is music people say) as part of The Arg Band, the function band that the reality star fronts.

Ché seemed pretty chuffed with the results of the session too, sharing a picture of himself with Arg on Instagram and writing: ‘Big things to come great day recording with the arg band.@real_arg quality!’

And, following Ché’s incredible rendition of Jessie J’s hit Who You Are on The X Factor over the weekend, Arg also took to Instagram to big up his Essex mate.

Sharing a different picture of the pair, Arg wrote: ‘WOW absolutely amazing mate!!! Everybody follow @chechesterman from tonight’s @TheXfactor. Big talent from #Essex.’

And it seems that Arg has been discussing the star-in-the-making over the dinner table with long-term girlfriend and TOWIE co-star Lydia Bright.

The blonde beauty shared a video of Ché with her 1.1 million Twitter followers, urging them to check the ‘raw talent’ out.

Arg and Lydia’s TOWIE co-star Fearne McCann was a fan of Ché’s performance too, writing on Twitter: ‘Catching up on @TheXFactor ohhhhh @RitaOra I love you! And @CheChesterman you are incredible.’

With a voice like his, we have a feeling that Ché will be winning more celebrity supporters!

Stephanie Wood