One of the prizes for this year’s X Factor winner was to support Beyonce on the UK dates of her extended Mrs Carter World Tour. With 36-year-old Sam Bailey taking the title this series, she was set to open the show for around 10 concerts earning £10,000 for each appearance.

But now that opportunity of a lifetime has been snatched from Sam’s hands as the X Factor tour organisers have refused to reschedule shows that clash with Beyonce’s concert dates.

Surely, they must’ve had an idea that this would happen when it was planned?

Now Sam will only be supporting Bey at one of her Birmingham shows next month, missing out on an impressive addition to her CV and a payment of £90,000.

Beyonce must be wiping the sweat from her brow right about now! As talented as Sam Bailey is, I never quite saw how Beyonce’s fans would appreciate her as an opening act.