X Factor winner James Arthur lands SOAP OPERA role

James Arthur acting role

by Maeve Campbell |
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James Arthur, winner of The X Factor in 2012, has just bagged himself a role in the the world's biggest soap opera in Brazil.

After one of his tracks was featured in the 40-million-viewer Brazilian soap, the X factor champion was flown out to Brazil to start filming of his cameo role.

The 2017 hit Naked was featured in a particularly romantic scene in the soap, O Tempo não Para, which means Time Doesn’t Stop.

James is pictured here with two of his new co-stars, Juliana Paiva and Nicolas Prattes, on Juliana's fan account on Instagram. The pair play a loved-up couple on the show.

The track Naked has become hugely popular in Brazil ever since it was aired on the soap, prompting the producers to invite him to perform live on the show.

According to music industry insiders, the singer will star in an episode where we see him singing in a club that the main characters often visit, playing himself.

James previously told The Sun he wanted to become a "Hollywood film star".

Despite being in the public eye since winning The X Factor, the star maintains: “I have been through and seen so many dramas and traumas and been in so many situations that I can probably interpret a few different characters.”

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Coronation Street spoilers - Closer WEEK 43

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Ken is piling the pressure on Sinead to tell Daniel about her diagnosis.

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Daniel calls in the cafe to find Sinead in tears and demands to know what Ken has done to upset her.

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Later, Sinead suffers a dizzy spell on her way into work.

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When Daniel tells Ken that he's worried about her, Ken covers his unease.

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An excited Jude tells Mary and Angie that he has got an interview for a place on the paramedics course.

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Yasmeen is surprised revealing he fainted at the first sight of blood on her first aid course.

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Roy, however, is delighted and offers him a cheque for £5000 - but Mary later discovers that Jude walked out of a university exam and has been LYING to them all.

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What will Mary do with this shocking information?

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Chesney waits nervously for Gemma in the bistro, but it disappointed when she turns up with her friend Spike, blissfully unaware of his romantic intentions. To save his embarrassment, Emma steps in to make up the foursome.

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The police arrive to question Abi about Michelle's car.

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As Abi's led away, Tracy forms a plan...

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...and pockets Abi's wallet and keys.

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Abi goes to the show the police the CCTV footage, knowing it will prove her innocence, but she's horrified when Kevin discovers the laptop has been stolen.

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As the police question Abi they suggest she was in cahoots with Ronan and sabotaged the car in return for drugs. Abi's furious and back on the street loses her temper with a disbelieving Kevin.

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Nick surprises Toyah and Sarah when he announces he's a deposit down and paid three months rent on Johnny's old flat in Victoria Street.

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Nick masks his panic when David notes all his missed calls from 'E'.

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But when Shona overhears him telling someone that he's been looking after his Mum she's suspicious and confronts Nick.

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David returns home to find Shona and Nick mid row... and David drops a bombshell.

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Brian compliments Ken on his first published story, and Ken says it's all down to Claudia.

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As Lewis reads Ken's story aloud in the salon, Audrey becomes upset and grabbing the Gazette, chucks it in the bin.

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Did you know? In 2017, James Arthur admitted to getting a nose job after years of fighting as a youngster.

Will the singer's cameo role in this Brazilian soap mark the start of a new career in acting?

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