X Factor winner Sam Bailey says she 'knew she'd be dropped'

Sam Bailey

Former X Factor winner Sam Bailey has spoken out after being dropped by Simon Cowell.

It was confirmed this month that Sam had been dropped by Simon's Syco label after just one album only 14 months after she won the show in December 2013.

Sam's record was released for Mother's Day in 2014, selling over 70,000 copies in its first week to become the fastest debut of the year behind only Taylor Swift.

But it wasn't enough and it was announced that she and Syco had 'parted ways'.

Speaking on ITV today (Wednesday), Sam seemed optimistic about the future and claimed she 'knew it was coming' when talking about her label axe.

“Do you know what, I’ve said it all along, it’s like almost people think that’s someone’s died," former prison officer Sam said. "It’s nothing to be sad about, I am honestly grateful for being with Syco for the time that I was with them.

“And you know if you won a competition to win £10,000 then eventually that £10,000 is not going to be there anymore and it’s the same with this, so I kind of knew it was coming.”

Discussing her plans for the future, Sam - who is currently on a tour with her record - revealed: “I want to be recognised as an artist that’s going to write some songs, which is kind of what I’m doing.

"As soon as the tour has finished I’m in the studio writing some songs, so it’s onwards and upwards."

She added: “You know, I like to see the positive in everything and I don’t see this as a negative, I really don’t.”

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