The Voice UK 2013: Leanne Mitchell hits back at Will.i.am!

Leanne Mitchell with Sir Tom Jones

The Voice 2012 winner Leanne Mitchell has hit back at Will.i.am's "unfair" comments about her at the weekend.

Will appeared to claim that Leanne didn't want success after making a less than subtle dig during the live semi-finals.

Speaking about his finalist Leah McFall, who charted in the Top 10 today with I Will Survive, Will said: "We know who won last year and didn’t make it to the top ten."

Will continued: “It’s very rare you come across true talented singers.

“[Leah] wants to accomplish and be a part of this industry.”

Tweeting after the show, Will added: "We have to have a superstar this year......a super star needs to come from this show or this show didn't succeed...we need the people help"

However Leanne was quick to respond on her own Twitter account, writing: "Slightly unfair comment there from @iamwill..so much is out of my control, u should know…

“Remember, I never asked to win, I just sang x”

Unfortunately for Leanne, Will's not been the only coach to put the boot in after her album failed to chart.

Danny O'Donoghue was recently quoted as saying: “That’s not my fault, that’s not the show’s fault, that’s not the BBC’s fault, that’s just her fault.

"You can take an artist like that and question their work ethic,” he said. “I was told by Tom Jones, and by the label as well, that Leanne just did not want to work as hard as you have to work to be a pop star.”

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