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17/12/2013 02:20 GMT | Updated 17/12/2013 07:21 GMT

Sam Bailey: 'Being On X Factor Has Put A Strain On My Marriage'

'X Factor' winner Sam Bailey has revealed that her marriage has been put under strain since she's been on the show.

The prison officer admitted that her husband of ten years, Craig Pearson, found it tough as Sam - nicknamed Screwbo - put all her energy into the singing contest.

Meanwhile, it's been revealed that Sunday night's 'X Factor' final became the second least watched in the show's 10 year history, after attracting its lowest ratings since 2004.

An average audience of 9.5 million (plus an added 219,000 watching on ITV+1) tuned in to see Sam Bailey triumph over Nicholas McDonald.

The figure was also more than a million down on the previous year, when James Arthur was crowned champion.

Sam’s single 'Skyscraper' is available to download now and all profits will be shared equally between Great Ormond St Hospital Children's Charity and Together for Short Lives.