Ben Haenow crowned winner of X Factor 2014

Ben Haenow has been crowned winner of this year's X Factor.

Former Spice Girl Mel B returned to the X Factor tonight after the show confirmed she had been discharged from hospital.

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'My dream has come true,' says Ben after X Factor win

X Factor winner Ben Haenow reacts after the result is announced. Credit: X Factor/ITV News

X Factor winner Ben Haenow has spoken of his shock after winning the show's final despite coming in to the night as underdog.

"I don't believe it. I don't believe it. Thank you so much," he said after the result was announced.

"My dream has come true. You can't imagine you are going to get to this point in the competition."


Mel B returns to X Factor after illness absence

Mel B as she was introduced on the programme tonight. Credit: The X Factor/ITV

Mel B has returned to the X Factor for tonight's final, after she missed yesterday's programme through illness.

The former Spice Girl was released from hospital after being given the OK by doctors today.

Asked by host Dermot O'Leary if she was feeling better, she reponded: "Yes-ish."

"I really missed being here but thanks to all the doctors and nurses who took care of me and got me here tonight," she said.

She added that she was texting her act, Andrea Faustini, "all night", adding he "did such a good job" despite being voted off last night.

Mel B to return to X Factor final after illness

Mel B will be returning to the show tonight.

Former Spice Girl Mel B will return as a judge on tonight's X Factor final, the show has confirmed.

In a statement, the show said it was "delighted to have her back on the panel".

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