The winner of last year’s series of The Voice has slammed the show for not supporting him and revealed he hasn’t been invited back to appear.
Kevin Simm, who had previously been a member of Liberty X, took The Voice title last year in the final series to be shown on the BBC.
But whereas other former winners have made guest appearances on the programme to promote new material or talk to new contestants, Kevin admitted he had not been invited back to the show, now broadcast on ITV.
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When a fan on Twitter asked him if he would be making a guest appearance at this year’s final, the 36-year-old pulled no punches with a sarcastic response, saying: “No, unfortunately I missed the season where they go on to support you afterwards.”
His fans were quick to rush to his defence and responded to his tweet insisting he should have been invited back.
“Gutted xxx You deserve recognition” said one, with another adding “omg your joking”, and a third asking “mate, is this for real?”
When approached by The Sun, a representative for The Voice declined to comment.
Kevin won The voice during its final series with the BBC. Following the move to ITV the coaching line up was changed, with Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson joining and replacing Boy George and Paloma Faith. And Voice veteran Sir Tom Jones was invited back to join the show alongside will.i.am, who had stayed with the series during the move.
This weekend’s final, presented by Emma Willis, will be between Tom’s act Into The Ark, Will’s hopeful Michelle John and Jennifer’s two contestants Mo Adeniran and Jamie Miller.
The final four will go head-to-head on Saturday, before the winner is announced in a second live show on Sunday night.