Ben Haenow’s estranged father was at the ‘X Factor’ final last night.
The 29-year-old star was crowned winner of the talent show last night and he’s revealed his dad – who left him and his family when he was just a toddler – was in the crowd to cheer him to victory.
“He was actually there on the Sunday night. It’s the first time they [his mum and dad] have been in the same kind of room together for a long time but I think it was a proud moment for both of them and I really wanted them both there,” Ben said, speaking on ‘Lorraine’ this morning.
The hunk also had the support of his long term girlfriend Jessica Jones – who he previously revealed prepared him for the live shows by getting raunchy – who he describes as his “rock”.
Quizzed on how long they’d been together, he said: “Yeah over six years and again she’s kind of been my rock through this. If I needed to speak to anyone when I was down about anything she was always there for me,” he said, when quizzed how the couple’s relationship.
Ben – who admits he didn’t sleep at all after beating fellow over 25s contestant Fleur East – is now looking forward to taking a break over the festive season.
“I think I’m going to get a couple of days off over Christmas, just to get back and see my family and have some good food,” he added.