Ben Haenow won the X Factor final this evening with 57% of the vote, X Factor said, and has been top of the public vote every week since overtaking Andrea Faustini in week four of the competition.
Ladbrooks said his win would cost millions for bookmaking industry as he headed into tonight's final as the odd-on 8/13 favourite.
Ben Haenow's dreams came true for a second time tonight after his debut song Something I Need was declared the UK's official Christmas No.1.
Winner of The X Factor 2014 Ben Haenow is on course for the Christmas No. 1 after increasing the gap over his nearest rival, Mark Ronson.
2014 winner of The X Factor Ben Haenow revealed how his time in the competition helped bring his parents closer together.