X Factor 2016 judges predictions revealed - did they get it right?

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Three of the four of The X Factor 2016 judges correctly predicted Matt Terry winning tonight.

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

And it turned out that most of them saw Matt's victory coming.

Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger ALL correctly predicted that the Matt would win the series before the live shows even began.

Sharon was the only one to get it wrong, picking Relley C.

Speaking just after the result tonight, an emotional Matt tweeted his support to fans.

"I can't believe it!!! Thank you to every single one of you that voted for me ❤️ #xfactorfinal" he wrote online.

The X Factor 2016 voting stats reveal how Matt finished the weekend with 48% of the vote compared to Saara's 40% following the third place elimination of 5 After Midnight.

However at the vote freeze on Saturday, Saara was in the lead. It's the first time EVER in X Factor history that the winner has changed over the weekend.

Saara had 35% of the vote to 33% for Matt, while 5 After Midnight had 31% at the freeze, showing just how close the final result was.

The X Factor is back on ITV next year.

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