X Factor judges predictions: All four secretly backed Sam Bailey at bootcamp!

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All four of The X Factor 2013 judges backed Sam Bailey to win back at bootcamp, it's been revealed.

The annual judges' predictions on the Xtra Factor see the panelists predict the winner before the live shows start, writing their guess down before it's sealed until the final night.

This evening after Sam won this year's X Factor, the golden envelopes were opened to see what the judges had written.

And the result was as clear as had been predicted all along: Sam was the favourite.

Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger had all backed Sam, while Louis Walsh cheated a tad by writing down both Sam and Luke Friend.

Going into this evening's live show, Sam was 1/8 odds on to win with bookmakers.

“Sam has been red hot favourite to win the X-Factor for the last five or six weeks. She was the hottest favourite going into a final since Leona and the result was never really in question,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Meanwhile, the show's presenting team didn't predict the result as well as the judges.

While Dermot O'Leary correctly backed Sam, neither of the Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack and Matt Richardson did.

Caroline had tipped Hannah Barrett to win while Matt had supported Tamera Foster.

Browse pictures of tonight's X Factor 2013 final results below...

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