The Voice winner Stevie McCrorie keeping old fireman job open

Published Wednesday, Nov 25 2015, 18:40 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The Voice UK winner Stevie McCrorie is keeping his old job as a fireman open.

Scottish singer Stevie won the fourth series of the BBC talent competition in July this year, but he has now revealed that he doesn't want to close the door on his job completely.

Stevie McCrorie performing 'Lost Stars' on the final of 'The Voice'. Broadcast on BBC1 HD.

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Stevie told The Sun: "I'm still employed by the Fire Service but on a break. I don't want to just leave because it's a great job and it made me who I am."

Stevie, who revealed that he had to attend a meeting to ask for more time off, continued: "They were willing to give me to the end of March. Obviously I hope my album is going to do well but I'm going to stay closely linked to the Fire Service whatever happens."

After winning the show, Stevie released his winner's single, a cover of Adam Levine's 'Lost Stars', which peaked at number six in the charts.

Elsewhere, this month, 2014 winner Jermain Jackman revealed he was taking a step back from singing.

Youth politician Jermain told The Mirror: "I've stepped back from music for now. I saw some things I didn't like and I was losing the love for music. Maybe I'll come back when I'm 23 and I've got my degree in politics."

In other Voice-related news, it was confirmed this week after much speculation that The Voice will move to ITV in 2017. After news that the fifth series would be the last on BBC, it has now been revealed that a new three-year deal on ITV will include a spin-off show on ITV2 and a two-series contract for The Voice Kids.

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