Sam Bailey slams Simon Cowell for being "shallow"


Sam Bailey slams Simon Cowell for being
Sam Bailey has accused Simon Cowell of being “shallow” after he questioned her chances of long-term success.

The pregnant X Factor winner hit back after Simon admitted he wasn’t celebrating her triumph just yet. “Sam, we will wait and see,” the 54-year-old told Metro.
 

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“She will have a very successful debut album. (Is she) going to be as good as the final year we did No. That was a very special year. I would love to find another Olly Murs or something similar to Olly.”

But Sam believes that the music mogul – and his hit talent show – focuses too much on age and looks.
 

Sam thinks Simon cares too much about his looks

“To be honest, X Factor has had so many joke acts and not people that had potential,” she told the Metro, while attending The Prince’s Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.

“People that have had potential who have maybe been a bit fatter or older or not looked right, they need to start looking at those people because then you get someone like me.”
 

Sam won the X Factor last year

The 36-year-old added, “There’s so many singers I’ve watched previously on the show that have had the most amazing voices, but they’ve been classed as too cruise ship or too clubby. I worked on cruise ships for nine months in 1999, that was it – and I’m cruise ship

“I think they need to look a little bit further and it needs to be less shallow, and they might be alright.”

Sam was crowned winner of the 10th series of The X Factor in December, when she beat Luke Friend in the final. Following her win, her debut single, a cover of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper, was released and became the Christmas number one.
 

On Monday Simon announced that Cheryl would be returning to The X Factor UK

Her debut album The Power of Love will be released on 24 March.

The X Factor will return to TV screens later this year, with both Simon and Cheryl Cole returning to the judging panel.