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X Factor's Sam Bailey signs autobiography book deal

Winner of The X Factor Sam Bailey is hoping to climb a new chart - after signing a book deal for her autobiography.

The singer- who is expecting her third child later this year - will be be making a bid for the bestseller lists when her book is published in November.

Former prison officer turned singer Sam Bailey has signed a book deal for her autobiography which will be on sale in November. Credit: PA

Publisher Blink said the former prison officer - who reached number one with her debut single Skyscraper - will "talk openly and honestly about her rise to fame" in the book.

Bailey said: "The last year has been such an amazing journey for me. I feel so lucky, excited and privileged to be able to share it with everyone."

X Factor winner Sam Bailey shares 3-D baby scan

X Factor winner Sam Bailey, who is pregnant with her third child, has shared a 3-D scan of the baby with her 345,000 Twitter followers.

The 36-year-old former prison officer, who won the last series of the ITV talent show, also revealed that she and her partner Craig are expecting a girl - news that was not welcomed by her young son:

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Sam Bailey hits back at critics over pregnancy

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has hit back at Twitter users who criticised her pregnancy Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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."

Sam Bailey: Christmas Number One is 'icing on the cake'

Former prison officer turned X Factor winner Sam Bailey has said achieving the coveted Christmas Number One spot with her debut single 'Skyscraper' was the "icing on the cake".

X Factor winner Sam Bailey with a copy of her new single at an HMV Store in Leicester. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Bailey told OfficialCharts.com: "Being Number 1 is absolutely amazing.

"It really is the icing on the cake and it means Great Ormond Street Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives will benefit from the single, which makes it extra special."

Sam Bailey wins battle for Christmas number one

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.

X Factor winner Sam Bailey signs copies of her new single at an HMV Store in Leicester. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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.

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Sam Bailey expected to be Christmas Number 1

Leicester singer, Sam Bailey, is expected to be Christmas Number One, when the chart is announced later today.

Sam Bailey signing copies of her record at a store in Leicester Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

She has wowed audiences throughout the X Factor competition, and following her win last Sunday, released Skyscraper, which looks to be heading for the top spot over Christmas this year.