Simon Cowell said drinking alcohol in the early hours helps him enter a "calm place" and come up ideas for new TV shows.
Boy band Kingsland Road were voted off The X Factor tonight - much to the dismay of judge Gary Barlow.
The X Factor hopefuls sang their hearts out in front of an audience of thousands at Wembley Arena.
The X Factor winner Sam Bailey revealed she is expecting a third child - and discovered she was pregnant while in a supermarket toilet.
The 36-year-old singer told The Sun (£) her husband Craig darted off to fetch a test after the former prison officer suspected she might be pregnant.
Bailey, who won the last series of the ITV talent show, said her forthcoming tour has had to be rescheduled after discovering the news.
She told the newspaper: "I was really upset because I thought I'd let everyone at my management and the record label down.
"But they were really good about it. I was going to go on tour solo at the end of October - but I have managed to move it until January."
The X Factor drew a peak audience of 9.7 million viewers last night, topping the Saturday night ratings.
Between 8.00pm and 9.00pm, The X Factor drew an average audience of 8.8 million viewers or 40 percent share of viewing, the most watched programme of the night.
The singer Tulisa Contostavlos has tweeted that she "won't be part of the X Factor panel this year":
Just wanted to let you all know that I won't be part of the X Factor panel this year. I've had a great time (cont) http://t.co/Yc0N71DRz7
Her tweet continues: "Just wanted to let you all know that I won't be part of the X Factor panel this year.
"I've had a great time on the show, but this year it's time to do something different.
"I'd like to thank everyone on The X Factor for two amazing years. Stay tuned as I have a very exciting announcement soon!"
Open auditions for groups for the new series are taking place in London today.
The X Factor judge Gary Barlow has said he has closed his music label Future Records because he has too many commitments, including his home life.
All of the artists signed up to the Take That star's Future Records are to be taken over by the label's parent company Universal.
Barlow, whose fourth child, Poppy, was stillborn in August, told The Sun: "It's been a very difficult decision but it came down to time. I've had a lot going on recently and I want to spend more time with my family."
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Here we are in Reggie Yates studio as it was announced http://t.co/4Q68D9F9
He ain't heavy he's my brother the deserved Xmas number 1. Beautiful song and a very worthy cause. Bless all affected by the disaster #LOVE
Global Radio has announced the Hillsborough tragedy tribute single has topped the charts to become the 2012 Christmas number one.
The Justice Collective's version of He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother sold more than 269,000 copies.