Ben Haenow crowned winner of The X Factor 2014!

The singer looked shocked when the result was announced

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by Owen Tonks |

MAHOOSIVE whoop for Ben Haenow! He’s only gone and won The X Factor.

The signer was crowned the champion of the competition at London’s Wembley Arena on Sunday night with Fleur East coming in second place.

Ben looked shocked as the result was announced before his body practically burst with joy.

He said: “Thank you so much for making my dreams come true!”

His mentor Simon Cowell said: “I could not be happier, Ben. For you, you’re a great guy, this is your moment. You’re a great guy. You deserve this.”

Ben then went on to perform the winner’s single, Something I Need, by One Republic.

Fleur looked delighted for Ben and congratulated him on his triumph.

She said: “I’m so grateful. I’m so grateful. Well done Ben. This is unbelievable!”

The finalists of the competition joined the stage to sing with the champ and he dropped to the floor amongst them after his final performance.

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Earlier in the competition Ben was given glowing compliments from the judges after performing Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror.

Mel B said: "I started off in the competition not really caring about you but you grew and became you artist you are... A job bloody well done."

Cheryl added: "I actually wouldn’t change a thing about you right now. I applaud you for your courage to follow your dream and I hope tonight it’s an opportunity for you to achieve it.

And Simon said: "Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Ben, the first time you sang that song, I said on the night, this is the night we can see you turning into a star. You just came back in to Wembley Arena and you just killed that song.

"I know I’m being wound up for time but I could not be happier for you, I could not be more proud of you. You deserve to be here."

Congrats, Ben!

GALLERY: X Factor 2014's 24 finalists from judges' houses

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X Factor 2014 24 finalists

The Boys - Andrea Faustini
1 of 24

Age: 20From: Rome, Italy

Danny Dearden
2 of 24

Age 23From: Rochdale

Paul Akister
3 of 24

Age: 25From: Lancashire

Jordan Morris
4 of 24

Age: 20From: London

Jake Quickenden
5 of 24

Age: 26From: Scunthorpe

Jack Walton
6 of 24

Age 18From: Townville

The Girls - Lola Saunders
7 of 24

Age: 20From: Southshields

Stephanie Nala
8 of 24

Age: 20From: Hertfordshire

Emily Middlemas
9 of 24

Age: 15From: Glasgow

Chloe Jasmine
10 of 24

Age: 24From: West London

Lauren Platt
11 of 24

Age: 16From: Essex

Kerrianne Covell
12 of 24

Age: 23From: Teeside

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe
13 of 24

Age: 33From: Cardiff

Fleur East
14 of 24

Age: 26From: East London

Lizzy Pattinson
15 of 24

Age: 31From: Barnes

Jay James
16 of 24

Age: 31From: Sandersfoot, Wales

Stevi Ritchie
17 of 24

Age: 34From: Essex

Ben Haenow
18 of 24

Age: 29From: Croydon

The Groups - Only The Young
19 of 24

Concept
20 of 24

New Girl Band
21 of 24

The Brooks
22 of 24

New Boy Band
23 of 24

Blonde Electric
24 of 24

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