We think you'll all agree that James Arthur is one of the most talked about people in music-land right now. Not only has he nabbed a spot in The X Factor final alongside Jahmene Douglas and Christopher Maloney, but the general consensus is that he's going to be a MASSIVE star in the very near future.

However, this time last year James was in a very different place - and has revealed that things became so bad that he was diagnosed with depression.

James Arthur

"This time last year was the darkest point of my life," he admitted. "I wanted to be making music and I wasn't, so I cut myself off from everything and I was in a bad place.

"I could see it all spiralling and I felt like I couldn't go on like that. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I was on and off medication, but I decided I didn't want to go down that route.

"The X Factor saved me. It's helped me beat my demons and I know I'll never let that happen again."

We're glad to hear it Jimmy A.

James is still struggling with self-confidence issues though - admitting that despite his recent success with the ladies, and the fact he has eyes we just want to get naked and swim around in - he really doesn't think he's attractive.

"I've always thought I'm pretty ugly," he said. "It's great because I get so many nice messages on Twitter, but I'll get one bad comment saying I need my teeth sorted out and I can't forget it."

James Arthur

He added: "I've got enough insecurities to mean I'll never get a big head. But I'm confident in my personality. I might not look like the happiest guy in the world, but I am. I just don't smile because I've got sh*t teeth.

"It sounds vain but I think I'll get veneers so I can smile in potos. And I'll get a washboard stomach and then I'll be whipping my top off."

*AHEM* In the words of Mark Darcy to Bridget Jones - we like you just the way you are, James. What about you, Scapers?

Watch this video of James and his fellow X Factor buddies reading cheesy lines from Twilight while you compose an answer.


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