Inside X Factor star Sam Bailey’s amazing pub in her shed with smoking area and Sky Sports

SINGER Sam Bailey has given fans a tour of the incredible new pub in her back garden, which she built during lockdown last year.

The X Factor champ, 44, showed fans into the epic boozer, which has a fully-stocked bar, dart board, smoking area – and even Sky Sports on the big screen.

Everything from Southern Comfort to Smirnoff is on hand – and there's a hefty bell for when it's time to call time and send everyone to bed.

Named Eddie's Bar after her partner Craig Pearson's late father, there are three tables and two comfy stools in front of the bar.

There is also a nod to her beloved Leicester City, with a sign for the football club's old ground Filbert Street – plus another for The Old Bailey.

A third references The Garrison, the pub from Peaky Blinders, with Tommy Shelby ordering visitors: "Have a pint."

Smokers even have their own area outside the shed/pub, with a John Smith's ashtray perched on a barrel in the sunshine.

The football fan had been desperate for the pub to be ready in time for the return of the Premier League last year, with a banner that read: "Sky Sports live here" hanging outside.

She raved: "Sky sign up!!! ⚽️ ready for the season."

Sam had the structure, from garden building firm Dunster House, delivered last July and in September 2020, cut the ribbon on the super-pub by posting a string of shots of it on Instagram.

The star wrote: "Eddie’s bar is OPEN!!! So proud of everyone involved in the process!! Thank you to you all!!"

Her pals were soon clamouring to come over, with S Club's Jo O'Meara telling her: "Oh I’ll defo pop in for a quick one ❤️."

Emmerdale's Alicia Metcalfe actress Natalie Anderson added: "This is ace!!😍👏."

Singer/landlady Sam shot to fame on The X Factor in 2013 winning a place in Sharon Osbourne's Over 25s by belting out Beyonce's Listen.

She made it all the way on the show, beating Nicholas McDonald to take the crown and becoming the show's first winner to bag a Christmas No1 for three years.

Sam lives in Leicester with Craig, whom she married in Las Vegas in 2003, and their three children Tommy, Brooke, and Miley.

She quit her job as a prison guard at HMP Gartree soon after winning The X Factor, going on to star in musicals Chicago and Fat Friends.

The star's debut album, The Power Of Love, also shot to No1 and she supported Beyonce on a date of her UK tour in 2014.

Sam was also among the stars who lent their voices to an all-star charity version of Mariah Carey's Hero to raise funds for the NHS this summer.

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