The Voice 2013: Danny O'Donoghue insists he hasn't abandoned his artists

Danny O'Donoghue (The Voice UK)

The Voice 2013 coach Danny O'Donogue has blasted reports claiming he's abandoned his acts.

While us viewers are only now just watching the blind auditions, the Voice UK 2013 live finalists were chosen some time ago.

The final 12 acts acts - three in each coaches' team - will appear in the live finals in June.

However The Sun reported last week that the artists have been left alone as the coaches focused on their careers, with Danny touring Australia.

"It’s a bit of a sham and very disheartening for anyone who has gone through the gruelling audition process and battle rounds and now finds they’re on their own until the judges return," a source told the tabloid. “The Voice is billed as a singing competition with personal tutoring from celebrities."

'Taking to Twitter' this weekend, Danny hit back: "Ever heard of Skype, Internet and mobile phones. Your never far away.

“I’ve spent more time with teamdanny then I have my family #dedication”

The Script frontman added: “I had members of my team, most dates on the stage with me , singing songs during soundchecks and learning the ropes backstage #thatscoaching”

A spokesperson for the BBC also hit out at the report.

“It’s ridiculous to suggest the coaches haven’t spent enough time coaching their artists," they said. “Viewers will see as the shows progress all four spent a great deal of time with their acts.”

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