X Factor Sam Bailey winner announces third pregnancy

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey, winner of the most recent series of The X Factor, has announced she is pregnant.

The singer and former prison officer revealed she was expecting her third child after discovering she was pregnant in a supermarket toilet.

Bailey told the Sun newspaper that her forthcoming tour has had to be rescheduled because of the news.

"I was really upset because I thought I'd let everyone at my management and the record label down," she said.

"But they were really good about it. I was going to go on a solo tour at the end of October but I have managed to move it until January."

Her debut album is due out later this month.

Sam Bailey

The 36-year-old said her husband immediately went to buy a test after she said she suspected she might be pregnant.

She already has two children, Brook, eight, and Tommy, five.

Bailey said she has been supported by her mentor on The X Factor, Sharon Osbourne, but has not yet talked to new dad Simon Cowell about her news.

She said: "I hope I'll see him soon. I can teach him how to change a nappy."

Sam Bailey claimed the 2013 Christmas number one, with her debut single Skyscraper.

She beat 17-year-old Nicholas McDonald in the final of the competition and gained more than one million votes from viewers.

An average of 9.7 million people watched the final of last year's competition, the lowest ratings for an X Factor finale show since 2005.

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