Published: 09:15, 12 December 2016
Matt Terry put Kent on the musical map last night as he was named the winner of this year's X Factor competition.
The 23-year-old, who lives in Bromley and worked at Carluccio's before auditioning for the singing contest, received 48.5% of the public vote.
He faced stiff competition from Finnish songbird Saara Aalto, who received 40.4% of the vote, despite having a rough first few weeks, landing in the bottom two on numerous occasions.
When the result was announced, Matt could barely muster any words, simply thanking everyone who voted.
Matt, whose family home is in Sutton Road, Maidstone, then sang his winner's single, When Christmas Comes Around, which was written by Ed Sheeran.
Viewers saw Matt visit Maidstone on Saturday night's show, as he picked his family up in his 'battle bus' before travelling to Bromley to perform.
Speaking after the show Matt said he won't let the fame go to his head: "It's really important to stay grounded.
"I'm quite a normal person anyway so I wouldn't ever want to change.
"My dream is to be able to become a recording artist so I would love to get straight into a studio and write and just record albums and get my music out there.
I've written before and I feel with the influence of this experience I've learnt so much already so I can't wait to just get writing with my new knowledge."