The Voice UK 2012 winner Leanne Mitchell claims she's been 'left on her own'

Leanne Mitchell with Sir Tom Jones

The winner of the first series of The Voice UK, Leanne Mitchell has said she's on her own now.

Leanne beat Bo Bruce and Tyler James in the final of last year's show, getting a record contract with Universal Music, but she's struggled with success.

Leanne's first single, a cover of Whitney Houston's Run To You, failed to crack the top 40, while new single If I Knew has been repeatedly delayed

The 29-year-old is now finally getting ready to release her self-titled debut album, almost a year after she won the show.

But Leanne claims she's barely seen Sir Tom since the final, saying this month: "It's difficult and he lives in America. He's helped me get to where I am but now I'm on my own. "

There's been little mention of Leanne on this year's series, but she's not too upset about that.

"Nobody can deny what happened last year – I won the show and I will always be grateful for that," she said.

However despite her complaints, Leanne insisted she still loves the series: "It's a brilliant show. It's highlights a new breed of talent that wouldn't be seen otherwise. I'm loving the new series – Will.I.has got even crazier!"

And Leanne now hopes that people will give her album a "fair chance" when its released this month on May 27.

She added: "I hope it gets given a fiair chance. I want people to take me seriously, listen to me as a new artist and see what I can do."

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