Sam Bailey Pushes Forward With Album Promotion After Slamming Pregnancy Criticism

The X Factor champ is releasing her debut LP later this month

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Sam Bailey isn't letting the critics cast a dark cloud over the impending release of her debut album with the X Factor star continuing to promote the record on Twitter, not long after slamming the backlash over her surprise pregnancy.

The 36-year-old, who announced she is expecting her third child earlier this month, will be releasing her debut album The Power Of Love on March 24 which features a number of covers by the likes of Demi Lovato, Diana Ross and Celine Dion, as well as her number one winner's single 'Skyscraper.'

Sam Bailey is pushing forward with her music career despite being pregnant with her third child (WENN)

Encouraging fans to pre-order the album, Sam tweeted earlier: “Album is released in 12 days.... Can't wait! Who's preordered it already?” before later revealing that fans also have the chance to snap up a personally signed copy.

The album will mark Sam's first official release of music since winning the X Factor in December and also features a duet with her mentor Nicole Scherzinger on 'And I Am Telling You,' which they wowed the nation with during the live final.

Earlier this week, the former prison officer was forced to blast criticism over her shock pregnancy with some claiming that she has ruined her career before releasing any music.

In an interview with OK! Magazine, Sam said: “I’ve had some negativity about my pregnancy - but I’ll prove I can still have my career. I'm always going to be working, no matter what. I'm living proof you can do it.”

Sam, who is already mother to Brooke, eight, and Tommy, five, recently admitted that she fears she could lose her unborn child.

Sam performing on the X Factor tour with her former contestants (WENN)

“It’s a horrible feeling so I need reassurance. I’ve been there before and I know how hard it is,” Sam explained to The Sunday Mirror.

“As soon as I found out I was pregnant I wanted to see for myself that my baby was OK. When I heard a heartbeat the first time it was a massive relief. I have signed up to a clinic where I can go in whenever I like to check everything’s OK. But when I walk in there I’m very nervous.”

She added: “It’s definitely worth it because otherwise I know the worry and stress will get on top of me and start to affect my work. I can’t let that happen. It would be bad for the baby too.”

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