Sunday 20 August 2017

Last year's Voice UK winner Stevie McCrorie back to being full-time fireman

Winner Stevie McCrorie during the final of The Voice
Winner Stevie McCrorie during the final of The Voice
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Voice, whether in its UK or Irish incarnations, has been criticised for failing to produce pop stars.

Now The Voice UK winner 2015, Stevie McCrorie, has revealed he has returned full time to his day job.

Even though the 31-year-old won the show less than 12 months ago, and his debut single, Lost Stars, hit number 6 in the charts, he has had to return to work as a fireman to earn a regular income.

He told Metro.co.uk that he has returned to Kirkaldy fire station in Fife, Scotland.

The Voice UK winner Stevie McCrorie embraces coach Ricky Wilson as Emma Griffiths looks on
The Voice UK winner Stevie McCrorie embraces coach Ricky Wilson as Emma Griffiths looks on

Stevie's album Big World was not released until last month and only reached number 35 in the charts.

He appeared on The Voice on Saturday to sing his new track My Heart Never Lies, but his career is not substantial enough to support his family.

"I have made the choice to return to my career as a firefighter to support my family while I also continue to pursue my music career alongside it," he told Metro.

"This last year has been an amazing journey and a dream come true on so many levels. I remain humbled and am so appreciative to my fans who’ve made this journey possible.

"I’m looking forward to what the next year has in store.”

The Voice UK is currently airing on BBC One every Saturday but will switch to ITV from next year.

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