Alison meets X Factor hopeful Sam Bailey

ITV News Central correspondent Alison Mackenzie met up with X Factor hopeful Sam Bailey today.

Sam, a prison warden from Leicestershire, got through to the boot camp round of the show after wowing the judges and an audience of 4,000 at Wembley.

Alison Mackenzie and Sam Bailey meeting today Credit: ITV News Central

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Leicester woman wows X Factor

Leicester woman Sam Bailey, 35, has stormed through the first stage of the audition process, wowing judges with her version of Beyonce's Listen. Judge Nicole Scherzinger told her: "That's exactly how that song is supposed to be sung".