The Voice 2015 champ Stevie McCrorie has praised his 'inspirational' father, who missed the weekend's live show.
Stevie's dad Michael was unable to attend the live final on Saturday night because he suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.
Speaking after his victory, Stevie said that it was his dad who inspired him to follow his music ambitions.
"Dad’s an inspiration because he’s realised how tough life can be," Stevie explained. "Anything can come along and bite you in the bum so you’ve just got to go for it.”
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, Stevie continued: “Dad was a Scottish champion wrestler when he was young but gave it up so he could work hard for four kids.
“Some people need to give up dreams and [music] was always my dream. Although I’ve trained to be a fireman I just knew there was something missing.”
Stevie won a record deal with Universal and is currently on course to score a Number 1 chart hit come this Sunday night, but the 30-year-old has revealed he doesn't want to completely quit the day job.
He said: “I’m going to focus 100 per cent on music — but I’m hoping they might keep the job open for me. Maybe when I’m older I’ll be so tired, I’ll be like, ‘I might be a fireman again’.”