Tears as The X Factor 2016 live tour concludes in Manchester

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There was a tearful end to The X Factor 2016 live tour in Manchester this weekend.

The eight acts from last year's show concluded their trip across the UK and Ireland having performed more than 30 gigs in all.

Two of those were in Manchester yesterday where in all over 30,000 fans watched on during the afternoon and evening performances.

It was the very last gig in particular that got rather emotional, with the members of 4th Impact getting teary eyed on stage during their ballad of I'll Be There.

4th Impact

The super talented sisters told the crowd before taking a selfie with the audience: "Thank you for accepting us in your crowd, thank you to The X Factor, X Factor has been the best and most amazing journey for us."

Anton Stephans also got a bit weepy, gushing: "I have loved my X Factor experience, it has truly changed my life. I've come from the background to the middle of the stage and I want to thank you all for that."

He went on to perform One Sweet Day, describing the track as one of his favourite songs after quipping: "On the show I got to sing a lot of songs, some I really enjoyed singing, there were some songs that weren't so great,' let's not speak about Bang Bang!"

X Factor winner Louisa Johnson closed the show as usual, adding an extra song (Love Yourself by Justin Bieber) to her set list.

"I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for me on the show, thank you so much, you've really made my dreams come true," she said on stage. "It's overwhelming, honestly, this is what I want to do, thank you!"

louisa Johnson

Others on the line up for this year's tour were Reggie n Bollie, Che Chesterman, Lauren Murray, Mason Noise and Seann Miley Moore.

You can browse pictures of The X Factor tour in Manchester tonight below...

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