What's The Voice 2014 winner Jermain Jackman up to now?

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The Voice 2014 winner Jermain Jackman has revealed he rarely speaks to mentor Will.i.am.

Last year's champion of The Voice UK is gearing up to finally release his debut album next month (March).

After a year of writing and recording his own material - the first of The Voice winners to do so - Jermain has told how he's been so focused on his album that he's not had time to stay in touch with Will.

He explained: "I have to focus on my album. I want it to be right, something that will represent me in the charts.

"Whenever I bump into [Will], he says 'Jermain, you can always call me, I'm always there to help you out.'"

Asked if he was worried about the record flopping like past winners, Jermain said: "There's pressure with anything you do, but we've got a great album, a great team and we're going to do as much as we can to break the stigma."

Meanwhile, Jermain said he loved the "humour" that new coach Rita Ora had brought to the show this year.

The 19-year-old said: "I love [Rita]! She adds youth to the panel and really connects with young people. She has humour, a bit like Will. There's a great dynamic this year."

But Jermain would would join Team Will if he was competing on the current series: "Will.i.am turned because I was meant to be with him. Things happen for a reason."

The Voice UK continues tonight at 7PM on BBC One with the latest blind auditions.

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