Sam Bailey has said she is "totally overwhelmed" after winning the X Factor.
Bailey, 36, triumphed over Nicholas McDonald to be crowned the 10th winner of the competition last night.
The former prison warden said her new-found fame was surreal, but was looking forward to spending time with her family and having the "best Christmas ever".
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Prison officer Sam Bailey has triumphed over teenager Nicholas McDonald to be named the 2013 X Factor winner.