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We started with 18 monarchs upon whom Graham and Ali bestowed the Rex Factor. These 18 were then split into three groups of six in the first round of the play-offs…
The 18 monarchs were split into three groups of six, with the top three in each group going into the semi-finals. To decide who goes through, we embraced democracy with three electoral colleges: Graham, Ali and the rest of the world. In each college, the monarch ranked first would receive six points going down to the sixth placed receiving one point. The three monarchs with the highest combined score went through to the semi-finals.
Group A: Charles II and Edward IV received the same number of points overall but because Charles received more votes from the public, he was placed higher than Edward.
Group B: Henry II and Edward I received the same number of points overall but because Henry received more votes from the public, he was placed higher than Edward.
Group C: Henry V, Victoria and George V were all tied on 11 points, so the final standings were determined by the public vote meaning that George V narrowly missed out on the semi-finals.
Once again, we had three groups but this time there were only three monarchs in each of the groups. Again, the votes of three electoral colleges were combined and the monarch with the highest score in each group progressed to the grand final.
The Grand Final
So this is it – the final three! In contrast to the previous rounds, Graham and Ali forfeited their votes and left it entirely to the public to decide who would be the ultimate winner of the Rex Factor.
And the winner is…