Bexley's Sam Bailey crowned Christmas number one

This Is Local London: Sam Bailey shot straight to the top spot this week. Sam Bailey shot straight to the top spot this week.

BEXLEY’S Sam Bailey will have a very merry Christmas indeed after snatching the coveted Christmas number one.

The 36-year-old’s X Factor winner’s single shot straight to the top spot this week, selling twice as many copies as closest rival Pharrell Williams.

With 149,000 copies sold, Sam’s version of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper is one of the fastest-selling singles of the year.

The mum-of-two, who grew up in Eynsford Road in Bexley Village, described the achievement as “absolutely amazing.”

Chancellor George Osborne waived VAT on the charity single and proceeds will be split between Great Ormond Street Hospital and Together for Short Lives, a charity which helps children with terminal and life-threatening conditions.

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10:01am Mon 23 Dec 13

tellmethisdoesn'twork says...

Why promote her as Bexley's Sam Bailey?
As far as I recall she doesn't live in Bexley (although I could be mistaken in which case apologies are offered). She may have grew up in Bexley but that doesn't make her 'Bexley's'.

I grew up in Woolwich but that doesn't make me 'Woolwich's' or 'Greenwich's'.

Mind you...lovely strong performance and well done girl!!
Why promote her as Bexley's Sam Bailey? As far as I recall she doesn't live in Bexley (although I could be mistaken in which case apologies are offered). She may have grew up in Bexley but that doesn't make her 'Bexley's'. I grew up in Woolwich but that doesn't make me 'Woolwich's' or 'Greenwich's'. Mind you...lovely strong performance and well done girl!! tellmethisdoesn'twork

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