Sam Bailey on being dropped: “I’m not silly, I knew it was coming”

Sam Bailey has opened up about being dropped from Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.


by Jack White |
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The 37-year-old won The X Factor 14 months ago but a spokesperson from the label confirmed last week they were no longer working together.

However Sam insists she wasn’t surprised. Appearing on ITV’s Lorraine today [18 February], she said: “I’m not silly, I’ve been around the block a bit, I kind of knew it was coming.”

Sam’s debut album The Power of Love was a mix of covers and original tracks, but she said she wants to be known as someone who writes her own material.

Sam admitted getting dropped didn't come as a total surprise
Sam admitted getting dropped didn't come as a total surprise

“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 continued.

The mum-of-three confessed it’s not just music, she’s also got her eye on an acting career.

She said: “I’d like to do some acting, no-one off The X Factor has ever done any sort of acting.

“I’m quite a comical person. On this tour everyone has said, loads of people on Twitter have said, ‘My goodness you are so funny’. I don’t mean to be, that’s just naturally me, I generally take the mickey out of myself quite a lot.

“I’ve been acting for years, I went to performing arts schools so to go into acting or do something on TV would be just the icing on the cake. I just want to keep fingers in each pie so that I can provide for my family.”

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