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November 2014 Spraggan showcased new music she'd been working on since The X Factor. On 17 January via Facebook she announced the title of her second studio album titled We Are, which was released on 4 May 2015, and the first single "Unsinkable" released on 12 March 2015. Following the album's release Spraggan embarked on "The Unsinkable Tour". In 2015, Spraggan wrote and sang the "catchy" lyrics for the TV advert for online fashion store Simplybeyou. Later in 2015 Spraggan was signed to CTRL Records. On 3 February 2016 Spraggan announced, via social media, that her new EP would be called Home and due to be released on 9 February. The EP contained 3 new songs called "Home", "Yes, This One's for You" and "Skylights". It also included a new version of "Tea and Toast" which explained the story behind the song. What happened to Lucy was horrific and heartbreaking. When I was given the opportunity to speak to Lucy, I was able to personally tell her how sorry I was about everything she has been through,” he said (via The Mirror). Spraggan was born in Canterbury, but at a young age, moved with her family to Buxton in Derbyshire. She attended Buxton Community School and the University of Derby, [54] and currently resides in Manchester, UK. She stated in her X Factor appearance, when she was asked about her job by judge Tulisa, that "I am the person with a clipboard in the street that you try to avoid. I sell baby photos for 99p". [55] I woke up the next day with this sense of sheer dread,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt that level of confusion since. I knew that I’d been raped, but I could not process that. So I put my clothes on and went into autopilot.”

They added that they have since "done our very best to learn lessons from these events and improve our aftercare processes" and while they have worked hard to try and protect Spraggan's lifetime right to anonymity "we applaud her strength and bravery now that she has chosen to waive that right". She said she wanted to make public the reason for her exit at the time but was told it might affect her future career. Lucy Spraggan Plots UK and Ireland Tour for Spring, Shares New Single Everything Changes - Stereoboard". X Factor's Lucy Spraggan proposes to girlfriend Georgina on day her single comes out", Mirror Online, 13 April 2015 Anstey Spraggan (22 May 2010). "How to survive a stepfamily". The Guardian. London . Retrieved 21 September 2012.On 13 July 2012, she released the single " Tea and Toast". Spraggan auditioned for the ninth series of The X Factor, which was shown on 25 August 2012, singing her own song " Last Night" from Top Room at the Zoo (2011). She won herself a place at bootcamp after performing the song, which left the audience at the Manchester auditions chanting for more. Her second song, which was a rendition of " Halo" by Beyoncé, was shown on The Xtra Factor. Shortly after the audition was screened, the song climbed to Number 70 in the UK Singles Chart, [19] and reached Number 2 on iTunes. However, it was soon removed from iTunes by request of The X Factor producers. [20] On 29 August 2012, Greg James announced that "Last Night" was at number 5 on the Official Chart Update despite the song being removed from iTunes, her album Top Room at the Zoo was at number 7 on the Official Chart Update as well. [21] [22] On 2 September 2012 "Last Night" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 11 and Top Room at the Zoo entered the UK Albums Chart at number 22. [23] Information and support for anyone affected by rape or sexual abuse issues is available from the following organisations. In the UK, Rape Crisis offers support on 0808 500 2222 in England and Wales, 0808 801 0302 in Scotland, or 0800 0246 991 in Northern Ireland. In the US, Rainn offers support on 800-656-4673. In Australia, support is available at 1800Respect (1800 737 732). Other international helplines can be found at ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.html Additionally, a spokesperson for Fremantle, the British TV company that produced The X Factor described her experience as “truly horrific” and said that “whilst we believed throughout that we were doing our best to support Lucy in the aftermath of the ordeal, as Lucy thinks we could have done more, we must therefore recognise this.”

Now, music industry mogul and frequent X Factor judge Simon Cowell has shared a statement about her experience on the show, and revealed that he has been in touch with her to offer his support. The singer-songwriter – who was aged 20 at the time – was celebrating fellow contestant Rylan Clark’s birthday in Mayfair, as ITV reported.She said in the days after the assault, the side-effects of Pep (a drug that prevents HIV) made her too unwell to consider continuing with the competition.

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