Closeronline provides readers with the latest in daily celebrity news, features and entertainment and recently launched their annual ‘mum of the year’ awards in aid of Mother’s Day, created to celebrate the exceptional mothers in England.
Closeronline created three categories for the awards: ‘Celebrity Mum of the Year’, ‘Blogger Mum of the Year’ and ‘Inspirational Mum of the Year’.
Polls were posted on Closeronline allowing visitors of the site to vote for the winner of each category. Champions Celebrity and 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey was entered into the awards. After two weeks of the poll being live, Sam has now been revealed as this year’s Celebrity Mum of the Year, which was announced on Mother’s Day.
Sam was up against fellow celebrity competitors, Natasha Hamilton, Michelle Heaton, Claire Sweeney, Jennifer Ellison and Katie Piper. Sam dominated the poll, claiming over 50% of the votes. Prior to the announcement of her win, fans took to social media to promote the competition and urged everyone to vote for the singer.
Sam is a mother to three children - Brooke, 10, Tommy, 6 and Miley, 1 - and was thrilled by the news of her win, saying:
“I am so happy! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. Everyone who knows me knows that my kids are my life and I would do anything for them”
“It’s so hard being away from them while I’m touring and I miss them so much, so to be recognised for this award just feels amazing to me!”
Sam is currently playing Mama Morton in the 2016 UK national tour of Chicago, and is working tirelessly on her upcoming album and stage tour. Despite a full calendar she always makes time to spend valuable time with her children - even if it means travelling half way across the country for less than 24 hours with them.
Sam will be featured in Closer magazine to celebrate her win, and she and her family will enjoy a much deserved holiday in the Mediterranean town of Alayna. A visit to the child-friendly resort will be a fantastic way to celebrate a great achievement and relax with her family.
Keep your eye out for the photoshoot in Closer magazine!