The Voice UK's Rick Snowdon on "incredible" feedback from female fans

Published Thursday, Feb 18 2016, 12:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The Voice UK's Rick Snowdon has said he is overwhelmed by the female attention he has received following his audition on the BBC One talent show.

Rocker Rick had auditioned for the show (as seen on Saturday), where he revealed to the judges that by the age of 22 he peaked at 26 stone.

Rick Snowdon - The Voice UK blind auditions.
13 February 2016.

© BBC / Supplied by WENN

Rick, who will be coached by Paloma Faith on the show, hid away at home for more than four years because of his weight, but it was also during this time that he found his love for music.

His audition over the weekend was a hit with the judges, and his new rockstar look also made him a hit on social media.

Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Rick said: "I didn't expect that. I'm not complaining, like. The feedback from men and women has been incredible."

However, despite the weight loss, Rick said that he wants the focus to be on his voice.

"I didn't ever want the whole focus to be on [that]," he continued. "I mean, I'm proud about losing the weight but I wanted the focus to be on being a singer.

"I'm happy to inspire people, hopefully. I was always looking for ways to lose weight. I think the best way to do it is to send out a good example."

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