The X Factor 2013 winner, Sam Bailey has announced that she is pregnant with her third child.

The Skyscraper singer is currently in the middle of The X Factor tour and decided that the time had come to share her good news.

The singer tweeted the news this morning at 6.29am saying: "Hey everyone..... Meet Peanut!!! :-)" and she added a picture of the baby scan.

"Obviously I'm getting a bit bigger. I didn't want people to think I'd just got fat. That would make me feel insecure again," the 36-year-old told The Sun.

The former prison guard was initially nervous about telling her management company: "When I got into the car I was really upset because I thought I'd let everyone at my management and the record label down.

"But they were really good about it. I was going to go on tour solo at the end of October - but I have managed to move it until January."

Her X Factor mentor has been giving her advice: "I'm close to Sharon. We speak quite a lot. She's my confidante and has known about the pregnancy. She's been great."

Bailey and husband Craig are already parents to  eight-year-old Brooke and five-year-old Tommy.