Cher Lloyd has landed the number one spot in the charts with her debut single.

The 18-year-old from Malvern, who rocketed to fame after appearing on last year’s X Factor ITV1 talent show, has taken the number one position with her first single Swagger Jagger.

As we reported, the former Dyson Perrins High School pupil was beating the previous week’s number one – JLS’s She Makes Me Wanna – at the midweek chart count, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

The teenager joined Reggie Yates in the Radio One studio yesterday as the top 40 singles were counted down.

Just before 7pm JLS were announced at number two, meaning the Worcestershire teenager had taken top spot.

After finding out she was top of the charts, Miss Lloyd dissolved into fits of giggles.

She said: “Having a number one was the best thing I could have asked for.”

Proud parents Darren and Dianh Lloyd, of Malvern Link, were “numb” following the official announcement but said they “never doubted” for a second their girl would go all the way to the top.

Despite that, Mrs Lloyd revealed she had been “a nervous wreck all week”, in the run-up to the chart show yesterday.

“I didn’t doubt her for a second but I had all the emotions I got when she was on the X Factor, and all the thoughts which run through your head. But I knew she would do it.

“She’s done what she wanted to achieve – all her life has been to want to make music.”

She said the family knew all the words to the new single and Cher’s little six-year-old cousin had learned “every step” of the dance routine.

Mr Lloyd said they had got a magnum of champagne in for the occasion, which was donated to the family while they were holidaying in Cyprus earlier this year.

He said he was “hoping to hear” from his daughter shortly after the announcement.

Pop star Cher Lloyd’s rise to fame has been meteoric since she won fans with her edgy performances on the televised talent show last year, eventually finishing fourth.