Cheryl Cole And Niall Horan Hail The X Factor UK Winner James Arthur As "True Talent"

10 December 2012, 08:59 | Updated: 10 December 2012, 09:16

The 'Under The Sun' singer and boy band star have both sent congratulations to this year's winner.

Cheryl Cole and One Direction star Niall Horan are just some of the stars to congratulate The X Factor UK winner James Arthur after his victory last night (9th December).

The 'Call My Name' singer took to Twitter fresh from performing alongside her Girls Aloud bandmates at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball to hail this year's winners of The X Factor as a "true talent".

"Congratulations James Arthur, true talent!" Cheryl tweeted on Sunday night, after also praising Rihanna's live performance at the event.

One Direction star Niall Horan, who also played the Jingle Bell Ball over the weekend, was similarly complimentary of judges' favourite James.

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

Check out a picture of Cheryl Cole performing at the Jingle Bell Ball 2012 on Saturday (8th December) below (Credit: PA):

James Arthur was named The X Factor UK champion during last night's results show, after beating fellow finalist Jahmene Douglas in the final vote.

Cheryl Cole and One Direction were just some of the many huge acts who performed at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball over the weekend, alongside the likes of Pink, Bruno Mars, JLS and Girls Aloud.