The X-Factor 2010 drew to a close moments ago, crowning a brand new winner. Find out who takes this year’s title after the jump …
After registering the lowest public vote of the remaining finalists, favourites One Direction finished third in the competition.
With Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson remaining, each took to the stage to perform their respective winning songs; Cardle singing a cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’, with Liverpudlian Ferguson following with a rendition of Duffy’s ‘Distant Dreamer’.
Following a tally of the last public vote, it was announced Matt had won the much sought after prize – a £1 million contract with SyCo/Sony Music.
The X Factor hits the US on FOX in 2011.