X Factor's Louisa Johnson was invited to audition last year but said NO

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X Factor 2015 winner has revealed how she almost ended up on last year's series.

The talented 17-year-old was crowned the youngest ever winner of the show last night but could have been given younger when she took the title.

Speaking after her victory today, Louisa has confessed that show producers had asked her to audition for last year's series but she turned them down.

"I've always wanted to go on the programme," said Louisa, who's a HUGE fan of former winner Leona Lewis. "But I wasn't quite ready to do it when I was asked last year as I was at school.

"But it gave me the idea to try this year. I had a gut instinct and felt like it was the right thing to do."

Louisa added: "I also applied for Britain's Got Talent in 2013 but I didn't get past the first stage. It wasn't meant to be."

Meanwhile Louisa, who turns 18 in the New Year, revealed how she celebrated her win at the weekend with an orange juice after snubbing the finale after party with One Direction.

"I had a pizza with my little sister and some of the other contestants - and an orange juice," she told the Daily Mail newspaper. "One Direction partied elsewhere.

"It was nice to see my family, as I haven't had much chance to catch up with them for a long time. But I didn't stay out too late as I had an early start the next day."

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