X Factor winner Joe 'nearly fainted'


Eighteen-year-old student Joe McElderry has beaten 11 other finalists to take home The X Factor crown. He caught up with Newsbeat for a chat about his future plans, what Cheryl Cole thinks and what happened the minute he won.

Joe McElderry
Image caption Joe says he can't wait for The X Factor tour to kick off
Cheryl Cole
Image caption Cheryl went to meet Joe's family in South Shields ahead of his win