The singers are good friends

James Arthur has revealed that he wants to duet with his X Factor rival Jahmene Douglas.

The tattooed guitarist won the show last weekend but reckons runner-up Jahmene, 21, is going to be just as successful as him.

‘Hopefully, he’ll do a collaboration with me if he doesn’t get too big. I’d absolutely love to. I mean we sang all the time together backstage,’ says James.

‘It’d be lovely to do something.’

James, 24, was congratulated by celebrities including Cheryl Cole, Little Mix and One Direction‘s Louis Tomlinson after his triumph on Sunday night.

Jahmene handled taking second place well and sent James a message on Twitter this morning reading: ‘sending love and light your way ! :-).’

‘Do you know what? He’s the most inspirational man I’ve ever met in my life,’ James tells Metro.

‘It felt like we both won, it could have been either one of us.’

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Anna Duff