A mum from Leicestershire who wowed the judges and the public this weekend on ITV's X Factor has been telling ITV News Central about life in her home town.
Sam Bailey works at Gartree prison near Market Harborough.
She sang "Who's Lovin You" at Wembley Arena and is now through to boot camp.
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