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Sam Bailey: X Factor Star Is Christmas No 1

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has won the battle to become 2013 Christmas number one.

The 36-year-old former prison officer sold twice as many copies of her single, Skyscraper, than US star Pharrell Williams in second.

Bailey, who was crowned the winner of the reality singing series last week, is splitting all the proceeds between Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives, a charity which helps children with life-threatening conditions.

She told "Being Number One is absolutely amazing.

"It really is the icing on the cake and it means Great Ormond Street Children's Charity and Together For Short Lives will benefit from the single, which makes it extra special."

Bailey sold 149,000 copies of Skyscraper, outstripping Happy by Williams by more than two copies to one to become one of the fastest-selling singles of the year.

One More Sleep by the 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis came in third spot.

Robbie Williams held on to top spot in the album chart with Swings Both Ways.

The former Take That star's record was neck-and-neck midweek with One Direction's Midnight Memories and Gary Barlow's Since I Saw You Last in a tight race.

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