James Arthur has come a long way since his X Factor days – so he’s earned the right to issue a pretty specific list of demands.
And Mirror Online can reveal that when he took to the stage at V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex this weekend he had a strange and delicious list of items that he required for his dressing room.
According to our source, James’ rider means that he’ll be chomping down on £157.64 worth of Domin’s Pizza – including four plain cheese pizzas.
He’ll round off his feast with vegetarian Percy Pigs and wash it all down with three bottles of Ribena.
Here’s a full list of James’ bizarre rider…
- Three bottles of Ribena
- Order of Domino’s Pizza worth £157.64 including four cheese pizzas
- Two crates of pale ale
- Nutella and fruit platter
- Vegetarian percy pigs
- Dyson fan
- Four Egyptian cotton towels in egg shell blue
- Steamed brocolli
- Sliced lemon wedges
- Hot water at all times
- UFC Playstation game
- TV of no less than 50 inches and gaming chairs
It might sound demanding, but earlier this year James revealed that he’s worked hard for the perks of the job as he hinted that his pal Ed Sheeran and other British chart-toppers have had an easier time making it to the top, as he dismissed the idea he fought for his career in a candid interview.
The former X Factor star didn’t question the Shape Of You singer songwriter’s talent, but insisted despite his journey to the top, he still came “from support”.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday , he claimed: “I’m not saying none of these guys are talented, but people think Ed Sheeran crawled off a couch and lived on the street or something but him, Ellie Goulding… they all come from Suffolk, Surrey, Richmond…
“They come from support. I think Sam Smith’s dad got a huge loan or something to help his career. Those things can help artists get attention but I guess my song Say You Won’t Let Go proved it’s about the song.”
Meanwhile, James also claimed Zayn Malik and Justin Bieber want to BE him and suggested his own style influenced his fellow chart toppers.
“I think Justin Bieber and Zayn have both been listening to me a lot and they basically wanna be me,” he added. “There’s a couple of tracks of Zayn’s where he ad libs.
“I asked Louis Tomlinson whether he’s been listening to me and he said, ‘Yeah, he’s been lurking.'”