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Every Important Moment From The "X Factor" Final

This is obvious, but still, *spoiler alert*.

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1. Dermot drove out in a Mini on to the stage.

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With no explanation given.

And it was, err...promptly nicked behind his back.

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Awkward.

2. The judges came out on stage and everyone started to notice Cheryl's make-up.

Cheryl's makeup artist taking tips from the Ninja Turtles #XFactor

Love Belfast@love_belfastFollow

Cheryl's makeup artist taking tips from the Ninja Turtles #XFactor

9:10 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. But this was nothing compared with what was going on backstage.

Check out this tasty #festive4way @samsmithworld @ddlovato @NiallOfficial 😜😜

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Check out this tasty #festive4way @samsmithworld @ddlovato @NiallOfficial

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4. Then all the live acts performed and there was a lesbian kiss between sisters for no reason.

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??!!???????????!!!!!!??!!??!!!!!!!????!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?!?!?!?!??!?!??!??!??

Erm... Have X Factor just broadcast the first live lesbian incestuous kiss?

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Erm... Have X Factor just broadcast the first live lesbian incestuous kiss?

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BLONDE ELECTRA. You should NOT kiss your sister like that. #XFactorFinal

Lucy Horobin@LucyHorobinFollow

BLONDE ELECTRA. You should NOT kiss your sister like that. #XFactorFinal

8:12 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can't wait for the daily mail's article about that lesbian kiss tomorrow... #xfactor

Jess Seaman@jessicaaseamanFollow

Can't wait for the daily mail's article about that lesbian kiss tomorrow... #xfactor

8:11 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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5. We didn't even need to wait until the next day for this:

6. The X Factor bosses decided to go a little bit OTT...

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...over a performance between these two people.

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7. This was followed by Ben Haenow's first song, which happened in front of a backdrop that appeared to be an eye test for inspirational phrases.

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Amazing RT @turnscold: @Popjustice hope in comic sans

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Amazing RT @turnscold: @Popjustice hope in comic sans

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Do the audience members filming this on their mobile phones not know it's also on TV? #XFactor

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Do the audience members filming this on their mobile phones not know it's also on TV? #XFactor

8:26 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. Then Fleur East came out and did "Uptown Funk" again and basically owned the stage and everything.

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9. Ben must have been like this at the time.

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Dear god no.

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10. The shadow chancellor loved it.

Simon Cowell is right - that Fleur East performance was not only brilliant but as good as it gets - surely she's the winner #Xfactor

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Simon Cowell is right - that Fleur East performance was not only brilliant but as good as it gets - surely she's the winner #Xfactor

8:51 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. But the culture minister was still on the fence.

Very difficult to pick between Ben & Fleur. Whatever happens, they will both go on to have incredible careers. Well deserved! #XFactor

Sajid Javid MP@sajidjavidFollow

Very difficult to pick between Ben & Fleur. Whatever happens, they will both go on to have incredible careers. Well deserved! #XFactor

9:45 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Then One Direction performed and everyone noticed that Zayn had dramatically changed his hairstyle.

13. This received a rather mixed response on the internet.

How can Zayn’s hair go from being so exciting to so disappointing in the space of four days

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How can Zayn’s hair go from being so exciting to so disappointing in the space of four days

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ZAYN'S PONYTAIL DEAR LORD JESUS SAVE ME

Remember when it was like this? It was SEX.

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14. Oh, and Ronnie Wood performed with One Direction.

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Not like that is important or anything.

15. Ben and Fleur then reviewed all of their old performances in a cinema and talked about how emotional they were.

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I don't think either of the final two should win since they talk in the cinema. #xfactor

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I don't think either of the final two should win since they talk in the cinema. #xfactor

9:10 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. And then (spoiler alert) Ben won X Factor and his winner's single was revealed.

17. This led everyone to do that joke about Andi Peters being in a CD factory.

18. But Andi Peters had beaten everyone to it.

Darn you iTunes I used to enjoy pressing the button at the CD Pressing Plant (not factory) in Blackburn #XFactorFinal Well done @Bhaenow

Andi Peters@andipetersFollow

Darn you iTunes I used to enjoy pressing the button at the CD Pressing Plant (not factory) in Blackburn #XFactorFinal Well done @Bhaenow

9:55 PM - 14 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. Good luck, Ben.

You're going to need it.