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The Apprentice 2014: episode 11 live blog – as it happened

9 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It was scary interview time for the final five when all those embellishments on their CVs would be ruthlessly exposed as utter lies by Claude and his rottweiler mates

10.01pm GMT

Did you enjoy that? I’ll pop down into the comments now to find out. I did. But I can’t feel my hands. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to find out that I hallucinated the whole liveblog and just “thought” all of this without actually typing it. If this turns out to be the case, sorry!

See you here on Sunday for one final dose of this absolute lunacy. Everyone bring in boardgames. It’s the end of term!

9.59pm GMT

Who is going to be Alan’s business partner? Tights or blah blah something skyscraper spreadsheet machiato? Who?

9.59pm GMT

So Mark and Bianca are through. They will be, in just a few days time, »

- Julia Raeside

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Watch Diversity in new Release the Hounds: Jingle Hell clips

10 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

New clips from Diversity's forthcoming Release the Hounds: Jingle Hell Christmas special has been revealed.

Watch the dance troupe receive the scare of their lives in a clip below:

Ashley Banjo, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely from the dance group will take on challenges and spooky tasks to win money for charity.

The boys will meet former X Factor stars and endure a frightening Christmas dinner on the show presented by Reggie Yates.

The Diversity members are raising money for Nspcc and the Princess Diana Anti Bullying Trust.

The street dance troupe will embark on their 'Up Close and Personal' tour in autumn and winter next year. »

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Tulisa on X Factor final nerves: 'I was thrown in at the deep end'

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tulisa Contostavlos has spoken about her nerves at stepping in for Mel B on the X Factor final last weekend.

The singer told Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield on This Morning that she felt like she "was thrown very much in the deep end" after the former Spice Girl was forced to pull out due to illness.

"Usually I'd go through the whole process of the show before the final," she noted. "But eventually I sat down and warmed into it, took a deep breath and I guess once you've done it twice, it does kind of come as a second nature."

The ex-n-Dubz singer, who had also returned for the ITV show's Judges' Houses section with Louis Walsh earlier in the series, explained that she was eager to get back into work following the collapse of her drug trial.

"Even though the trial was over I still felt like »

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Jake Quickenden for Celebrity Big Brother?

20 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Jake Quickenden is tipped to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'. The former 'The X Factor' contestant - and this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' runner up - is odds on favourite at the bookmakers to join the Channel 5 show. TV veteran Keith Chegwin, 57, was ahead in the early betting at 5-1 whilst Jake was at 6-1. But betting company, Coral, last night slashed Jake's odds to 4-1 after an increase in support flooded in for the 26-year-old singer. Coral's Nicola McGeady told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Jake may not have won over the 'X Factor' viewers but »

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Mel B Moves Out of Home Amid Stephen Belafonte Abuse Rumors: Report

16 December 2014 3:58 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Former "Scary Spice" Mel B has walked out on her husband of seven years, Stephen Belafonte, amid fervent Internet rumors of domestic abuse, the Sun Newspaper reports. Rumors started spreading online on Sunday, Dec. 14, when Mel appeared on the UK's X Factor finale show, having missed the semi-finals the night before due to an unspecified illness. Find out more details about Mel's recent illness. When the feisty northerner appeared on the show without her wedding ring and sporting what looked like bruises on her face and arms, worried [...] »

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Electra sister kiss outrage in UK (Video) X Factor 2014 act Blonde Electra shocks viewers

15 December 2014 9:07 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Electra sister kiss outrage in the UK as the two sisters from the band Blonde Electra shared a kiss some think was way too long while performing on stage during the X Factor UK. Sisters Jazzy and Ruby King make up Blonde Electra and the girls ignited some controversy when they shared a kiss while performing during The UK's X Factor's grand finale on Sunday night. Watch the video below for the kiss, the camera swings around while the two blonde sisters take a break from singing to lock lips for a few seconds while on stage. Was the kiss too long? While it wasn't quite Madonna and Britney Spears, the comments on Twitter were fast and furious, some stunned the two sisters would share a kiss many deemed inappropriate. Blonde Electra. You should Not kiss your sister like that,' tweeted radio personality Lucy Horobin. Blonde Electra was already eliminated, »

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Ben Haenow on 'dream' X Factor win: "I can't get my head around it"

15 December 2014 8:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ben Haenow has spoken for the first time since his X Factor victory.

The Croydon-born 29-year-old, who beat Fleur East in last night's final, said during an appearance on This Morning that his triumph "feels like a dream" - and hinted that he will propose to his long-term girlfriend Jessica Jones soon.

"It feels like a dream still. I can't get my head around it... I don't think until I get a couple of weeks to sit back from it that it'll actually sink in," said Haenow. "But I can't believe it."

This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden revealed that earlier in the series, they wrote down the names of the finalists who they thought would go on to win the ITV talent show.

Schofield had opted for third-placed Andrea Faustini from Mel B's boys category, while Holden had successfully predicted Haenow and "the boys who have »

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X Factor: Er, is Katie Waissel hinting she'll be a judge next year?

15 December 2014 7:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor contestant Katie Waissel appears to have hinted that she could return to the show - as a judge.

Waissel returned to the programme for the 'Greatest Hits' performance on Saturday night (December 13), but was spotted at the end of the routine mouthing: "You owe me" at Simon Cowell.

She has now confirmed in her column for New! that she did indeed mouth those words, but insisted that she has no hard feelings towards Cowell.

After revealing that X Factor winner Ben Haenow thanked her for being a "great mentor", she continued: "I had no idea the cameras were on me when I had my little moment with Simon.

"I see viewers are fantastic lip readers and yes, I did say, 'You owe me one'. Simon and I are as close as pennies in a purse and yes there are very exciting things to look forward to for next year, »

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The X Factor: Our 15 favourite silly moments of the series

15 December 2014 4:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

And so it's over. Ben Haenow has been crowned the winner of The X Factor after months of auditions and more auditions and Boot Camp and Judges' Houses and live shows. Now what?

Well, we're not quite ready to say goodbye just yet, so we've collected some of our favourite moments of the series. We're not talking performances as such - we're talking all the silly sideshow bits and bobs that have made this series. Are any as good as Jedward doing their own backing vocals or Rachel Adedeji falling over? We'll leave that up to you to decide.

So without further ado, here they are, in no particular order...

1. Only The Young shouty man

We're not quite sure when we started noticing Only The Young shouty man, but that's just because it feels like he's always been there. The over-exuberant supporter has invaded our consciousness to such an extent »

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The X Factor: See the full Digital Spy reader vote statistics for 2014

15 December 2014 4:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

One of the most interesting parts of the annual X Factor jamboree is picking through the voting statistics when it's all done and dusted.

We found out on Sunday night (December 14) that while Andrea Faustini topped the first three weeks of the official vote, Ben Haenow edged him out in week four and stayed there until the end, increasing his tally each week on his way to victory.

While our own on-site vote has been pretty solid for predicting which candidate will be eliminated, what's most striking is how much better Fleur East did with Digital Spy readers than the wider public.

Below, we present the full Digital Spy voting stats for the year gone by, along with a table for you fans of data journalism.

Week 1 - Number #1s

Week 2 - '80s Hits

Week 3 - Songs from the Movies

Week 4 - Fright Night

Week 5 - Queen vs Michael Jackson »

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Ben Haenow's estranged father was at X Factor final

15 December 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Ben Haenow's estranged father was at the 'X Factor' final last night (14.12.14). The 29-year-old star was crowned winner of the ITV talent show last night and he's revealed his dad - who left him and his family when he was just a toddler - was in the crowd to cheer him to victory. Speaking on 'Lorraine' about rebuilding their relationship, Ben said: ''He was actually there on the Sunday night. It's the first time they [his mum and dad] have been in the same kind of room together for a long time but I think it was a proud moment for »

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Ben Haenow winning X Factor is a great result – for Fleur East

15 December 2014 1:13 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ben Haenow’s victory was a predictable triumph for the ordinary bloke, but as One Direction, Ella Henderson and Olly Murs have proved, you don’t need to win the show to succeed

The message, or so they’d have us believe, was that this was the closest series of X Factor ever. Time and time again, we were told that anyone could grasp victory. But, in truth, the winner was never going to be anyone but Ben Haenow. When the traditional weekly results breakdown was released straight after the final, it was revealed that Ben had been getting more votes than anyone else for the last seven weeks of the show.

Even last week, when Ben’s chief competitor Fleur East took Uptown Funk and – to borrow some of X Factor’s stock quotes – gave it 100% and made it her own, Ben still received 12% more of the public vote than her. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Mark Ronson scores first UK No 1 with Uptown Funk

14 December 2014 11:58 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Song given an early release in the wake of X Factor performances shoots straight to the top of the charts

Just over a week after Fleur East performed Uptown Funk on The X Factor, pre-empting the official version, Mark Ronson’s throwback single has become his first UK No 1. The overnight hit, rushed forward for release, sold 118,000 copies between Monday evening and midnight on Saturday.

“It’s pretty much the coolest thing ever,” Ronson told OfficialCharts.com. It’s certainly been marketed as a surprise: Uptown Funk was not scheduled to be released until 11 January, and East reportedly apologised to Ronson for giving it an early TV premiere. Then again, the official video has been available since mid-November, and conspiracy theorists have pointed to the links between Ronson’s Sony-owned record label and Simon Cowell’s Syco. Lily Allen suggested this spontaneous furore could have been a set-up.

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- Sean Michaels

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The X Factor: The best reactions to Grand Finale, Night 2

14 December 2014 4:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor came to an end on Sunday (December 14) as Ben Haenow defeated Fleur East to become the 2014 champion.

Social media was ablaze with commentary during the two-hour broadcast, which featured a guest appearance from Sam Smith, Olly Murs teaming up with Demi Lovato and One Direction uniting with rock legend Ronnie Wood.

Digital Spy rounds up the best reactions to the finale below.

1. One Direction – with an ill Louis Tomlinson in tow - teamed up with Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood:

Feeling better today ! So so excited for tonight ! @TheXFactor

Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 14, 2014

Don't forget to vote for the boys tonight. They're gonna become the biggest boyband in the world

#XFactorFinalResults pic.twitter.com/5pV4EkZooU

— katie (@isthatkatie_) December 14, 2014



Nooshdow Im Cryinf

Omgogmg Tey Are Amazing My Hesrt Is Broken

— stockholm syndrome (@lovefancystyles) December 14, 2014

Loving @ronniewood from @RollingStone performing with @Harry_Styles @onedirection »

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The X Factor: All the best pictures from Grand Finale, Night 2

14 December 2014 3:26 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After last night's live show saw the departure of Andrea Faustini, it was time for Fleur East and Ben Haenow to undergo their last performances in the hope of being crowned the winner of The X Factor for 2014.

After performances from Olly Murs, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith and One Direction, it was announced that Haenow had received the most votes from the public and was named winner of the series.

Digital Spy rounds up the best pictures from the second night of the X Factor finale below: »

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X Factor's Simon Cowell: 'Ben Haenow is already at number 3 on iTunes'

14 December 2014 3:09 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Simon Cowell has announced that Ben Haenow has reached number three on the iTunes singles chart, just half-an-hour after winner's single 'Something I Need' was released.

Haenow beat Fleur East in tonight's final to win the series.

Speaking on The Xtra Factor, the singer said: "I didn't expect that!"

His mentor Cowell went on to speak about the winner's single 'Something I Need', saying: "We went on sale 30 minutes ago with the record and it's already [at] number 3 on iTunes."

Wow - @Bhaenow's Winner's Single #SomethingINeed is already No.3 on @iTunes! http://t.co/S1qwPghgKM #XtraFactor pic.twitter.com/P5kQlnJHi5

The X Factor (@TheXFactor) December 14, 2014

Voting percentages for the series were released after the finale, showing that Haenow and Andrea Faustini dominated throughout the past ten weeks.

The X Factor concluded on Sunday on ITV.

Gallery: X Factor final »

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The X Factor 2014: Did Ben Haenow deserve to win?

14 December 2014 2:21 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ben Haenow has won The X Factor 2014, seeing off competition from Fleur East in Sunday's final.

But did he deserve to become the show's 2014 champion?

Haenow triumphed over Fleur East to become the latest X Factor winner at the conclusion of a star-studded grand finale on Sunday (December 14).

The telecast included all-star guests Sam Smith, One Direction with Ronnie Wood and Olly Murs with Demi Lovato, prior to Haenow being crowned winner.

The X Factor concluded tonight on ITV. »

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The X Factor 2014 final: Ben Haenow wins – as it happened

14 December 2014 1:59 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ben Haenow and Fleur East battled it out to become X Factor champion 2014, but who would win? Stuart Heritage was there for the final

9.59pm GMT

It’s all over! X Factor 2014 has reached its glorious conclusion. Ladies and gentlemen, we have discovered a new star. But enough about Stevi Ritchie, because Ben probably deserves some of your praise too.

Hand on heart, I can’t thank any of you enough for reading and commenting along in these liveblogs. This has been one of my favourite years to liveblog X Factor, and that’s largely down to how game and hilarious (and drunk) you’ve been throughout. Honestly, I couldn’t have done this without you. I have no idea what I’ll liveblog next (please god don’t let it be Stars in their Eyes), but I hope you can join me then too. Now that we’re all such good friends, »

- Stuart Heritage

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X Factor: Mel B thanks doctors and nurses as she returns to the final

14 December 2014 12:41 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Mel B has thanked the doctors and nurses who looked after her during her hospital stay.

Speaking on tonight's X Factor final, the judge said she was glad to be back in her judge's seat.

She said: "You know, I really missed being here, but thanks to all the doctors and nurses that took care of me and got me here tonight."

Host Dermot O'Leary then asked her star if she was feeling better now, to which she replied: "Yes...ish".

She then addressed the departure of her finalist Andrea Faustini, who left the competition during last night's show (December 13).

Mel B said: "I was texting him all evening. He did such a good job! He made the final!"

The Spice Girls singer missed last night's live final due to illness, and was replaced by guest judge Tulisa.

Fleur East and Ben Haenow are the last two contestants in the »

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X Factor Final Live Blog: As it happened

14 December 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Two Overs in The X Factor Grand Finale. Who'd-a-thunk it?

Fleur East and Ben Haenow have beaten off Jack Walton, Stereo Kicks and Stevi Ritchie (oh, behave!) to make it to Wembley tonight.

And although we won't be seeing Andi Peters at the CD printing press (more for shame), we can expect more Louis Walsh, celebratory sausages and One Direction.

Crack out the eggnog and join Digital Spy as we await the news of whether Fleur or Ben will follow the illustrious steps of Shayne Ward, Steve Brookstein and Leon Jackson to take The X Factor crown.

Even more exciting than that, we're also hoping for an update on whether Labrinth ever had his wisdom teeth out...

22:01Anyway, that's it everyone! With one last plug for the tour, we're over and out. Goodnight all!

21:59There are too many X Factor finalists there with shaved sides of their heads. »

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