Cher Lloyd bows out of X Factor
Cher Lloyd has bowed out of The X Factor after polling the fewest number of viewer votes.
The 17-year-old, from Malvern, Worcestershire who was the bookies' outsider to win, took her defeat with grace.
After the result was announced by host Dermot O'Leary, she said: "Thank you to everybody who ever, ever believed in me."
Her departure leaves three remaining finalists to battle it out for the title in tomorrow night's show - five-piece boyband One Direction, Rebecca Ferguson from Liverpool and former painter and decorator Matt Cardle.