STANFORD-LE-HOPE’S Ruti Olajugbagbe has won ITV’s The Voice.
The 18-year-old was crowned winner live on television on Saturday night.
Ruti performed Dreams, which will now be her first single.
That was followed by a spellbinding version of “What a Wonderful World” which she performed with Sir Tom Jones
Ruti has now landed a recording contract with Polydor Records.
Friends and supporters gathered at The Railway Tavern in Stanford to watch the programme.