The Voice 2015 winner gets warning from Jermain Jackman

Last year's Voice UK winner speaks out

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The Voice 2014 winner Jermain Jackman has issued a warning to whoever wins The Voice this weekend.

Jermain, who won The Voice UK last year, says that the hard work will only begin once the competition is over.

The Team Will singer went away for a year to pen his debut album over the past twelve months, releasing the record only last week.

It scored sales of just 2,500 copies to place it at Number 42 on the chart, but Jermain isn't concerned.

"These things take time," he said. "Everyone thinks you win The Voice or you win The X Factor or you win Britain's Got Talent and you're automatically a star, you've made it and you can have a long career.

"[But] no, because you have to work your butt off. You have to continue to work hard and the hard work doesn't come until after the show. [You have to] continue that momentum, continue to be in the public eye and continue to bring out music.

"The thing is now you have a framework around you, a record label with deadlines to meet."

Speaking to the IBTimes website, Jermain praised the launchpad The Voice had given him and insisted it had been a "great opportunity".

"It's definitely helped me, it's provided me with a platform to promote myself and to perform and to get those great opportunities," he said. "Not just for me but for so many other young people.

"Everyone's like, 'did it hinder you?' No, it didn't hinder me winning The Voice, it really helped me."

The Voice 2015 final airs Saturday night from 7PM on BBC One.

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