CHRISTMAS has come early for Jahmene Douglas after signing his first recording contract with Sony yesterday.


The X Factor runner-up has become the latest contestant from this series to sign a record deal with the company following in the footsteps of winner James Arthur, Ella Henderson and Union J.


Jahmene tweeted yesterday: “Eeek... My excitement always takes time to kick in :-p but I think it’s slowly slipping in just what’s in store for me :-) woooo xx.”


The former Asda employee has been busy since leaving the show; just 12 hours after the X Factor results were announced Jahmene was straight into a studio to record an 80-second ad – a way for Jahmene to thank Asda colleagues and customers who voted for him on the show.


Jahmene will perform at Bushwackers and Sin in the town on Boxing Day. Email sara@ .uk or call 01793 698 392.