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Monday 25 September 2017

Sir Tom Jones blames shock for swearing outburst during The Voice UK final

File photo dated 04/01/17 of Sir Tom Jones who is facing calls to quit as a a coach on The Voice UK before the first episode of the latest series has even aired.
File photo dated 04/01/17 of Sir Tom Jones who is facing calls to quit as a a coach on The Voice UK before the first episode of the latest series has even aired.

By Joe Nerssessian

The Welsh singer swore during the show’s live broadcast.

Sir Tom Jones has put swearing during the live final of The Voice UK down to “shock”.

The 76-year-old Welsh singer and coach on the ITV show was heard saying “f*** me” as it was announced that his act, Into The Ark, had made it through to the final two of the competition on Sunday night’s show.

As he launched the band’s first UK headline tour for later this year, Sir Tom said of the incident: “I was so shocked and because I believe in them so much.

“It gives me a boost to know that the public believe like I do in these boys.”

The duo eventually finished second, with Jennifer Hudson’s act Mo Adeniran taking the show’s crown and securing a coveted Polydor recording contract.

Into The Ark, made up of Dane Lloyd and Taylor Jones, will embark on a 16-date tour across the UK starting on May 12 before supporting Sir Tom on his tour later this year.

The Welsh-formed group will make stops in London, Leeds, Edinburgh and Cardiff ahead of joining the What’s New Pussycat? hit-maker for another 10 concerts, beginning with a performance at the Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire on June 24.

Dane, 25, said: “We can’t believe it. We’re so grateful to have the best mentor you could ever have … and we get to go on tour with Tom.”

Taylor, 21, added: “Does life get much better than touring with such a great guy and a Welsh legend?”

Sir Tom said: “We’re going to do some shows together. It’s a tour that I’m going on and the boys are coming with me. Definitely looking forward to having the guys on board. Can’t wait.”

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