After his name was read out at the end of the X Factor grand final, Matt Cardle put his head in his hands and broke down in tears.
And less than 12 hours after winning the nationwide star search, the painter and decorator said the monumental victory hadn't sunk in.
"It was so shocking that it made me numb straight away and I have not really got the feeling back yet," he told ITV morning show Daybreak.
"I am still in a bit of a spin about the whole thing.
"I said to someone earlier 'it will probably sink in next Christmas when I watch somebody else win and I say oh, I did that last year'. It is just crazy."
Matt beat Rebecca Ferguson into second while boyband One Direction came third.
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