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I'm no longer in tune with The Voice – Brian

Ex-Voice Of Ireland judge Brian Kennedy hasn't bothered tuning into the second series of the singing contest.

But before anyone suggests the singer might be bitter over being dumped from the judging panel, Brian insists he doesn't hold a grudge and instead just isn't a big fan of the box.

"I haven't see season two," Brian told the Herald. To be honest, I don't watch TV very often, so I just haven't had a chance to watch it.

"I have seen Bressie socially, but I haven't spoken about it," added the 46-year-old.

The singer joined the panel on the debut season of the Voice, but did not return for series two.

Instead, UK urban singer Jamelia joined the original panel members, Kian Egan (32), Sharon Corr (42) and Bressie (32) as a replacement for the Belfast native.

Despite his swift exit from the show, Brian is remaining upbeat and says he has no regrets and has spent the last few months gigging extensively. "I wish them all well because it's hard work," said Brian, who was speaking at a charity fashion show in aid of ISPCC Childline in Cafe en Seine. "But I enjoyed every second of it. "It's about music.

"I'm not into TV – even when I was on it last year I didn't watch it that much.

"I watched it sometimes because we had to give reports and we didn't know how they would edit it so we had to watch it for that reason."

The second series of the Voice returned to our screens last month and has been enjoying good ratings.

Jamelia in particular has proved to be a popular mentor on the show and was first to get the required number of acts on her team.

Despite no longer being a part of the RTE show, it is set to be a busy year for Brian who is concentrating on his first love – performing. The singer is combining recording with touring and is currently in Germany on tour with traditional Irish band Clannad and will head to the UK in March before touring in Australia.