The Voice 2013 winner Andrea Begley to work with Danny O'Donoghue on debut album

Andrea Begley (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK winner Andrea Begley has revealed that she plans to work with coach Danny O'Donoghue on her debut album.

Andrea, who previously revealed she hoped to have a record out in time for Christmas, told how Danny has continued to keep in touch with her.

It's in stark contrast to last year's winner Leanne Mitchell, who revealed she's still unsure whether or not her coach Sir Tom Jones has even heard her album.

But Danny has always promised to work closely with his acts, evening duetting with Bo Bruce on her album this year.

Speaking after winning the show last weekend, Andrea said: “Danny has said he wants to help me with the album. He’s advised me to get it out as quickly as possible, not a rushed job, but just to get it out there soon.

“I’ll be having lots of meetings this week with Universal and management. It’s all so exciting because I’ve never worked with anyone of this calibre before.”

In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Andrea went on: I’m still in a complete state of shock. It really hasn’t hit home yet. It’s just crazy. But I’m absolutely thrilled and am so grateful to everyone at home for the huge support I’ve received."

And Andrea confessed even she though Leah had won the series last Saturday night, despite her name being read out!

She laughed: “In terms of the bookmakers, Leah was the favourite to win, and if I’m being honest, I thought she’d done it as well. From my own point of view, I just went out there and did exactly what I’d been doing all along, singing the songs I felt a connection with.”

Andrea added: "Leah is going to be a huge star. Will is 150% behind her and wants to work with her. She is an amazing talent and a lovely person and will be very successful."

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