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Last Updated: Wednesday December 15 2010 16:56 GMT

X Factor: Matt Cardle thanks his loyal fans

It's been a long road to stardom for 27-year-old X Factor winner Matt Cardle.

He started playing the guitar when he was 11, and he's been in a few bands playing local gigs for years.

Now he's hit the big time after a gruelling stint of live Saturday and Sunday night shows!

But it looks like his feet are firmly on the ground in this clip, as he thanks all his fans for helping him achieve his dream.