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.
X Factor winner James Arthur told ITV1's This Morning that he has "a lot to say" on his upcoming album and promised fans that he will have creative control over his work.
"I will definitely be having control over everything that happens, I will have creative control and the artistic license - if that's not the case, then I wouldn't put anything out that I didn't believe in."
James Arthur's single is ready to download from the internet now and will be "rush released" and in shops from Wednesday, an X Factor spokesman said.
All profits from sales of the single will go to the charity Together for Short Lives, which gives support to children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
Congratulations James on winning X factor uk. You deserved this.
Liverpudlian Christopher Maloney topped the public vote in seven out ten X Factor live shows. The percentage of votes each contestant scored throughout the live shows is available to see here.
James Arthur won 53.7% of votes in the final of X Factor, it has been announced, while Jahmene Douglas won 38.9%.
The executive producer of The X Factor has said that Chris Maloney "went walkies" after the semi-finalist failed to appear at the final of the competition.
Maloney earlier insisted that he missed she show due to a sore throat.
Schamazeballs. What a weekend. Maloney went walkies, a brilliant winner and Rihanna took the roof off the place
James Arthur said he was "lost for words" after winning X Factor.
– James Arthur
I am absolutely overwhelmed to have won The X Factor. I am lost for words.
To have been be able to perform my winners single was just insane.
I love the song and am so glad that proceeds of the single will be going to such a great cause.
Profits from sales of the single will go to the charity Together for Short Lives.
X Factor winner James Arthur is second favourite to bag the Christmas number one single this year, according to bookmaker Ladbrokes.
Despite his triumph tonight, the bookmaker is offering odds of 3/1 while the Hillsborough Charity Single remains the favourite at 1/3.
James is quoted at just 2/1 to bag a number one single next year and it's a 4/1 chance his album follows suit.