Sam Bailey wins X Factor
Prison officer Sam Bailey has triumphed over teenager Nicholas McDonald to be named the 2013 X Factor winner.
She was the odds on favourite to win the competition.
Bailey, a 36-year-old mother of two, has won a recording contract and will support American pop superstar Beyonce on the UK leg of her Mrs Carter world tour in February.
The clear favourite before the announcement, Bailey said in front of 10,000 fans at tonight's live final at Wembley Arena that she did not know what to say after being told she had received over a million votes.