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James Arthur And 'X Factor' Judge Simon Cowell 'Bury The Hatchet' And End Year-Long Feud

11/11/2014 10:46 GMT | Updated 11/11/2014 10:59 GMT

One of the biggest ‘X Factor’ feuds ever has come to an end according to reports, as James Arthur and Simon Cowell have apparently decided to move on and forget their differences.

The pair have had a somewhat difficult relationship since James won the show in 2012, and earlier this year the singer was dropped from Si’s Syco Records label.

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James and Simon are back on each other's Christmas card lists

However now, it seems Simon and James are doing some bridge-building and, according to The Mirror, James got in touch with Simon to ask him for tickets to this year’s live shows - and the judge happily obliged.

The paper adds that ahead of filming, Si even invited James backstage, where they “ironed out their differences”.

“Even though Simon dropped James after just one record, and didn’t condone the way he conducted himself on Twitter, he still thinks that James is incredibly talented and wanted to put water under the bridge,” a source tells the paper.

“James seems to be in a really good place now – he genuinely seems happier than ever. This is something he needed to do to be able to move on.”

Si and James’ feud goes back a long way and the music mogul is thought to have held crisis talks with the ‘Recovery’ singer in April, after he decided to sack his PR on Twitter.

In recent months, James has been plotting his comeback and at V Festival he paused his performance to talk to fans about his behaviour, before releasing a new single in October.

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