The emotional 35-year-old told fans the victory was beyond his wildest dreams before belting out a rendition of his winning song, All You Good Friends on Saturday night (09Apr16).

Simm was a clear favourite to win the contest for weeks after he chose Kaiser Chiefs star and judge Ricky Wilson to be his mentor after the blind audition round.

Simm was a member of Liberty X, who topped the U.K. charts with Just A Little after forming on TV singing show Popstars in 2001.

It was also a big night for wannabe Lydia Lucy, who was offered the chance to record new material with her mentor after she was voted off the show.