James Arthur is reportedly on a Twitter ban yet again, after tweets slagging off the Brits appeared on his timeline.

However, this time the 'X Factor' winner - whose Twitter rights were taken away by his management last year following a string of outbursts - reckons his account was hacked.

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James Arthur

According to The Sun, the tweet - which has since been deleted from his timeline - read: “My counterparts sold less records and I’m not even considered. Politics rule the industry again. Maybe next time ey?”

He then tweeted to apologise for the rogue updates.

"Sorry my twitter was hacked if there's been any strange tweets over the last 24hrs. Hope all are well and looking forward to tonight!! #LOVE."

Doing some damage limitation, he later added: "I'm not mad at the Brit awards guys it's understandable given my behaviour last year. You have to be a professional in every aspect. #LOVE

"The other male singers right now haven't been controversial so record sales and international success is irrelevant.. We will turn it around."


James Arthur
Sorry my twitter was hacked if there's been any strange tweets over the last 24hrs. Hope all are well and looking forward to tonight!!


James Arthur
I'm not mad at the Brit awards guys it's understandable given my behaviour last year. You have to be a professional in every aspect.


James Arthur
The other male singers right now haven't been controversial so record sales and international success is irrelevant.. We will turn it around

After getting in Twitter spats with the likes of One Direction, Lucy Spraggan and Matt Cardle, and being at the centre of a homophobia storm last year, James made a public apology on 'The X Factor' when he returned to perform his latest single.

"I've made some very silly mistakes. I want to thank 'The X Factor' for giving me this opportunity," he said.

"I want to say sorry for abusing my position as an 'X Factor' winner because I owe everything to this thing."

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  • Series One, 2004

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Steve Brookstein <strong>Mentor:</strong> Simon Cowell <strong>Runner up:</strong> G4

  • Series Two, 2005

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Shayne Ward <strong>Mentor:</strong> Louis Walsh <strong>Runner up:</strong> Andy Abraham

  • Series Three, 2006

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Leona Lewis <strong>Mentor:</strong> Simon Cowell <strong>Runner up:</strong> Ray Quinn

  • Series Four, 2007

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Leon Jackson <strong>Mentor:</strong> Dannii Minogue <strong>Runner up:</strong> Rhydian Roberts

  • Series Five, 2008

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Alexandra Burke <strong>Mentor:</strong> Cheryl Cole <strong>Runner up:</strong> JLS

  • Series Six, 2009

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Joe McElderry <strong>Mentor:</strong> Cheryl Cole <strong>Runner up:</strong> Olly Murs

  • Series Seven, 2010

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Matt Cardle <strong>Mentor:</strong> Dannii Minogue <strong>Runner up:</strong> Rebecca Ferguson

  • Series Eight, 2011

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Little Mix <strong>Mentor:</strong> Tulisa <strong>Runner up:</strong> Marcus Collins

  • Series Nine, 2012

    <strong>Won by:</strong> James Arthur <strong>Mentor:</strong> Nicole Scherzinger <strong>Runner up:</strong> Jahmene Douglas

  • Series 10, 2013

    <strong>Won by:</strong> Sam Bailey <strong>Mentor:</strong> Sharon Osbourne <strong>Runner up:</strong> Nicholas McDonald

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