X Factor Celebrity’s Megan McKenna emotional as she’s crowned winner

X Factor: Celebrity viewers were shocked by tonight's result, as Megan McKenna bagged the top spot.

The 27-year-old beauty won viewers over with a rendition of her original song This, defiantly refusing to do a cover for her X Factor send-off.

As soon as Dermot O'Leary announced the winner, Megan rushed to hug the other contestants – Jenny Ryan and Max and Harvey.

Though the former TOWIE star wasn't quite moved to tears, she kept clutching her face in disbelief.

Invited back on stage for her final performance, she sang a cover of Roxette's It Must Have Been Love, as her co-stars gathered behind her.

Megan made it clear tonight she's leaving her reality TV past behind her as she sets out to become a singing sensation.

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Judge Simon Cowell took a swipe at her Love Island experience, saying: "Looking back at your previous shows I was thinking you were going to be an absolute nightmare.

"This show's been an absolute redemption for you."

She added: "It's embarrassing, I was growing up on camera and I made a few mistakes."

"I'm happy now."

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At the beginning of tonight's tense finale, each act performed a Christmas hit, from V5's All I Want For Christmas to Megan's One More Sleep.

V5 was knocked out in the earlier round, as the public vote reduced the final four to just three contenders.

Taking to the stage for the Song of the Series, Megan, Jenny Ryan and Max and Harvey went head to head.

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Jenny delivered a smashing performance of Lady Gaga's song Edge of Glory, accompanied by a host of drag queens.

Wearing a feather-trimmed PVC gown, The Chase star left the judges stunned as she belted out the pop lyrics.

Max and Harvey brought judge Simon Cowell back to 2010 with their performance of the One Direction hit Kiss You.

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