The X Factor winner is mates with Anne Twist

Sam Bailey finds it hard to believe she has over 300,000 followers on Twitter.

The modest singer might have earned the public’s approval when they voted her winner of The X Factor last year but she’s not yet convinced by her popularity.

I still haven’t got used to the idea I’ve got fans,’ says Sam, 36.

Sam thinks a lot of her Twitter fanbase are actually One Direction enthusiasts.

I think people only follow me because Harry Styles‘ mum [Anne Twist] follows me,’ the pregnant star tells Notebook.

We are mates. She has 1.3 million followers, so I’ve probably got a few One Directioners.’

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