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Sam Bailey is Christmas No.1 but how well did she sell?

Prison officer Sam Bailey from Leicester has triumphed over teenager Nicholas McDonald to be named the 2013 X Factor winner.

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Sam Bailey is crowned Christmas Number 1 winner

Sam Bailey with the Official Number one trophy Credit: Official Charts Company

Former Leicester prison officer turned X Factor winner Sam Bailey has achieved the coveted Christmas Number One spot with her debut single 'Skyscraper'.

The 36-year-old mum of two sold 149,000 copies of the cover version of Demi Lovato's original, beating Pharell's new release Happy to the top of the charts.

Official Chart logo Credit: Official Charts Company

Earlier this week Sam came back to Leicester to perform at her beloved football club, Leicester City, at their League Cup tie against Manchester City.

Sam Bailey says she's delighted with the number one Credit: Official Charts Company

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