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See You Later Simon Cowell! James Arthur Confirms Departure From Syco After Months Of Speculation

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After months of speculation, James Arthur has confirmed that he is the latest X Factor winner to part ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco, following a turbulent few months in the pubic eye.

After denying the reports over and over again, the Impossible chart-topper has now announced he is no longer with the label but insists, “the future is bright”.


James famously fell out of favour with both the public and boss Simon Cowell following a string of public disasters, including the use of homophobic language in a rap and yesterday he told his legion of Twitter followers that he is moving onto new ventures without the help of Syco.

Confirming the news, he posted: "Just to clear things up - I am no longer with Syco. I would like to thank all at the label for making a great record with me.

"I now have to move on and do something different - the future is bright! #LOVE."

The 26-year-old previously blasted suggestions he had been dropped by the record company, assuring fans: "People make up stories... which is something I'm not really sure how to handle, I don't know what to say about it. As far as I know I've got a record deal and nothing's changed."

James has had a rocky road with the label since launching his debut album with Simon Cowell previously admitting that he should have: “Shut up and just put the records out”.

During is time with Syco James Arthur released four singles including the number one smash Impossible as well as his self-titled debut album which reached number two on the Official UK Album Chart.

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