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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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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.

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