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X Factor winner names baby Miley

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her baby daughter Miley, but insisted it has nothing to do with US chart star Miley Cyrus.

The singer, 37, said the success of winning the ITV singing show meant she could afford to have a third child along with nine-year-old daughter Brooke and five-year-old Tommy.

The former prison officer told Hello! Magazine: "I always wanted three kids, but before The X Factor we couldn't afford it.

"So I was resigned to the fact I would just have the two. Then next thing you know I find out I'm pregnant and I was like, 'Yes. I'm finally going to get my wish.'"

Posing for a picture with her new arrival, Miley Beau Pearson, she said the name had nothing to do with her famous namesake, adding: "I just really like the name."

But her daughter does have one celebrity connection - godmother Sharon Osbourne.

Sam said: "Never in a million years did I imagine I'd be having a baby whose godmother is Sharon Osbourne".

She also revealed she nearly went into a very early labour at one stage, saying: "I got told at 29 weeks that I had a 70% chance of having the baby in the next couple of weeks, so I bought a load of premature-baby clothes and every day I woke up thinking, 'Am I going to have the baby today?'

"I was in hospital at about 31 weeks for a few days because I went into early labour and had to have a steroid injection."

Miley eventually arrived at 37 weeks, three weeks before her due date.

:: Read the full interview in the latest edition of Hello! Magazine, out now.

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