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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."