Olly Murs, JLS and One Direction
If Fleur East is feeling a little sorry for herself this morning, she can console herself by remembering she’s in good company.
A long list of stars who missed out on the top spot on the X Factor but went on to have glittering careers are proof you don’t need to secure the most public votes to become a winner.
Fleur missed out on X Factor victory last night as Ben Haenow belted out winner’s single Something I Need.
But we’ve taken a look back at past losers to see what kind of career Fleur can expect – and it’s not all bad news.