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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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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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