X Factor stars Union J have signed a record deal with Sony.

The boyband, who came in fourth position in this year’s series, confirmed the news during a recent gig in Cardiff.

Speaking about their signing on Daybreak this morning, Jaymi Hensley said: "It's amazing. It's been a crazy week.

"Obviously when we came out of the show the dream was to get a record deal and we're going to Sony today to sort out all the contracts and stuff. Before Christmas we will have our deal finalised."

The X-Factor 2012 winner, James Arthur, reached number one in the Irish charts over the weekend with his debut single, Impossible.