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Exclusive: Sam Lavery takes us behind the scenes of the X Factor house...

The X Factor house where this year's contestants are living. Photo: ITV News.

Coxhoe teenager Sam Lavery says she can't wait to return to the North East to perform as part of the X Factor Live Tour in 2017.

In an exclusive behind the scenes tour of this year's X Factor house she revealed that performing at the Metro Radio arena in Newcastle has "always been her dream."

Watch the full interview with Sam on ITV at 6pm tonight:

Sam Lavery showing our reporter Matt Price round the X Factor house. Credit: ITV News

The kitchen is unbelievable and our chef is amazing. This is where our breakfast, lunch and dinner gets cooked.

– Sam Lavery
The X Factor kitchen with personal chef! Credit: ITV News.
'Welcome to the X Factor house' Credit: ITV News

This week is 'Disco week' and Sam has been working hard in rehearsals after finding herself in the bottom three last week. She said on Twitter that the experience has taught her to "trust her gut" and she's ready to prove herself on Saturday night.

Coxhoe have been getting behind the singer and showing their support with 'Vote Sam' banners.

'Vote Sam' banners in her hometown Coxhoe, County Durham. Credit: ITV News
'Vote Sam' banner in her hometown Coxhoe, County Durham. Credit: ITV News

This week's special guests will be Olly Murs and Nathan Sykes.