James Arthur was named the winner of the X Factor tonight.
The 24-year-old singer, from Saltburn, near Middlesbrough, beat Jahmene Douglas to take the title in front of a 10,000-strong audience at Manchester Arena, with millions more watching the ITV show live on television.
Arthur looked stunned as host Dermot O'Leary announced the result and could only say "wow" when asked how he felt.
"I don't know what to say," he added.
James Arthur has won the ninth series of The X Factor after seeing off Jahmene Douglas in the final.
Finalist Christopher Maloney has been voted out of the X Factor tonight ending his dream of winning the competition.
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney is vying for victory in the competition by singing a Take That tune with his mentor Gary Barlow.