X Factor winner Sam Bailey has hit back at critics who claimed she has ruined her career by getting pregnant.
The 36-year-old former prison officer announced last week that she is expecting her third child.
After rescheduling her tour to make way for the baby, she received criticism from a number of Twitter users, including former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins - who described the singer as a 'typical woman'.
In an interview with OK! magazine, she said: "I've had a bit of negativity... Just a few people on Twitter saying 'your career's going to be over' or 'that's your career down the pan'."
"I'm always going to be working no matter what," she added. "I'm living proof you can do it, whether you're pregnant or have kids already."
X Factor winner Sam Bailey has won the battle for this year's Christmas number one. The 36-year-old former prison officer sold twice as many copies of her single, Skyscraper, than US star Pharrell Williams in second.
Bailey, 36, who was crowned the winner of the singing contest last week, is splitting all proceeds between Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives, a charity which helps children with life-threatening conditions.
Chancellor George Osborne has agreed to waive VAT on the release.