X Factor runner-up Rhydian Roberts has revealed that the artist he would most like to duet with is pop sensation Christina Aguilera.

The 25-year-old Welshman is about to release his self-titled debut album, a year after losing out to Leon Jackson on the ITV1 talent show.

Asked if there were any artists he would particularly like to work with, Rhydian said: “Yes, completely, there are a few. I love Christina Aguilera. I would love to sing a duet with her.

“I think she’s phenomenal – her vocals are awesome, her live performing, her charisma. She’s beautiful. Christina is my all-time favourite person to duet with.”

Rhydian, who is renowned for his bleached blond hair, is set to perform his single The Impossible Dream on The X Factor on Saturday November 22.

And he said: “I can’t wait to get back on that stage – the stage that really launched my career as a recording artist.”

Asked if he was nervous about performing in front of The X Factor judges and his former mentor, Dannii Minogue, he said: “Not really. Excited more than anything. I think most of the judges know the kind of style of music I’m doing on this record. I can’t wait because this is me, this is what I’m about.”

Rhydian’s new album will be released on Monday November 24.