|Birth Date||16 October 1984|
|Hometown||Tameside, Greater Manchester, England|
|Occupation|| Former shop assistant|
Due to the eliminations of Phillip Magee, Chenai Zinyuku and Nicholas Dorsett, Ward was the only act left in his category. He was crowned the winner defeating Andy Abraham from the Over 25s category mentored by Sharon Osbourne.
|Audition 1||Free choice||"Sacrifice"||Advanced|
|Bootcamp 1||Solo performance||"Unchained Melody"||Advanced|
|Bootcamp 2||Solo performance||" I'll Be There"||Advanced|
|Judges' houses||Free choice||"The Air That I Breathe"||Advanced|
|Week 1||"Right Here Waiting"||Safe|
|Week 2||"If You're Not the One"||Safe|
|Week 3||"Summer of '69"||Safe|
|Week 4||"You Make Me Feel Brand New"||Safe|
|Week 5||"Cry Me a River"||Safe|
|Week 6||"A Million Love Songs"||Safe|
|Week 7||"I Believe in a Thing Called Love"||Safe|
|Week 8||"Take Your Mama"||Safe|
|Week 9: Semi final||"If Tomorrow Never Comes"||Safe|
|Week 10: Final||Favourite performance||"If You're Not the One"||Winner|
|Christmas songs||"When a Child Is Born"|
|"Over the Rainbow"|
|Winner's single||"That's My Goal"|
Post-The X Factor
Following his win, his winner's single was released and went on to claim the Christmas #1 spot, spending a total of four weeks at the summit. As of 2018, it remains the fastest-selling winner's single as well as third fastest-selling single of all time.
Over a music career spanning nine years, he released four studio albums, which peaked in the UK Top 20, including one #1 album. In 2011, he was officially dropped by Syco Music.
In 2015, he signed on to star in long-running soap opera Coronation Street before leaving in May 2018.
|UK Series 2 Finalists|
|Addictiv Ladies • Andy Abraham • Brenda Edwards • Chenai Zinyuku • Chico Slimani • 4Tune • Journey South • Maria Lawson • Nicholas Dorsett • Phillip Magee • Shayne Ward • The Conway Sisters|
|The X Factor UK Winners|
|Steve Brookstein • Shayne Ward • Leona Lewis • Leon Jackson • Alexandra Burke • Joe McElderry • Matt Cardle • Little Mix • James Arthur • Sam Bailey • Ben Haenow • Louisa Johnson • Matt Terry • Rak-Su|