The Voice UK: Danny O'Donoghue hits out at winner Leanne Mitchell!

Danny O'Donoghue (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK's Danny O'Donoghue has hit out at the show's first winner Leanne Mitchell, saying she wasn't "exciting".

Leanne, coached by Sir Tom Jones, won the first series of the BBC singing talent contest back in June.

Speaking to Gigwise, Danny claimed that Leanne wasn't the best artist.

Asked about Leanne's chart flop, with her single missing the Top 40, he said: "She wasn't on my team so I can't feel that much disappointment.

"She won the show, you know, in the final she was technically the best singer. Was she technically the best artist? No. But that's just my opinion."

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He went on to explain: "She was definitely the best singer on the night [in the final], but it was unfortunate that other people didn't get a look in, ones that would have suited pop music better."

Danny added: "She's got an amazing voice, but I couldn't see her exciting 80,000 people for an hour and a half.

"There were people like that on the show, but they got voted off, and it's quite hard."

Despite his complaints, Danny is set to return to The Voice UK next year for a second series.

Auditions for the new show begin in the autumn.

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