Olly Murs, 35, has admitted to making a mistake in not turning his chair for 27-year-old Sheffield labourer Adam Howarth, who performed an original song on tonight’s episode of The Voice UK. Adam sang his own track Losing Man after explaining he applied for the ITV singing competition in the hope to provide a better life for his daughter and three step-children.
He only made one small mistake during the performance in the first round of Blind Auditions, when he struggled to make one particularly high note.
Olly, who is a coach on the ITV show, took to Twitter to share his regret over not selecting the former contestant.
The former X Factor star went so far as to say he and his fellow coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Meghan Trainor should be “sacked” for their bad decision.
The Dance with Me Tonight hitmaker shared a Gif of himself falling forwards with a shocked expression on his face when he made the admission in view of his 7.3 million followers.
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In an interview with OK! Magazine, Olly said: “She surprised us. She was nervous on the first day of filming but she grew as the day went on.
“She said before she went out, ‘Oh my God, Olly, no one is going to pick me. What have I got to do?’ and then she got the first competitor!
“All four of us turned for this one girl and Meghan got her. We were annoyed,” he laughed.
He continued: “We were thinking, ‘There’s no chance she’s got this one, we’re pros.’