Prison officer Sam Bailey crowned X Factor 2013 winner

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

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Sam Bailey: I'd celebrate X-Factor win with tea & cake

Sam Bailey, this year's X-Factor favourite, said that if she won she would celebrate by having "a cup of tea and actually sitting down to drink it".

"It would be nice to sit down with a proper builder's brew and a French Fancy," she added.

Sam Bailey pictured in rehearsals on Friday Credit: ITV/@TheXFactor

The former prison warder, who has been hotly tipped to win this year's show, said her mind was "boggled" with learning all her songs for tonight's episode.

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X-Factor favourite Sam Bailey 'would be a hit' in US

X-Factor finalist Sam Bailey Bailey's mentor Sharon Osbourne confirmed that this year's runaway favourite would appear on her US show if she wins and said the singer would be a huge hit in the States.

X-Factor finalist Sam Bailey is the runaway favourite to win this year's competition. Credit: PA

The judge described the former prison warder from Leicestershire as "the real deal" ahead of tonight's show, when all three finalists will sing together as a group, before going head to head in the battle for viewers' votes to decide which pop hopeful leaves the show first.

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