Paloma Faith 'shocked' by sexism from The Voice UK fans

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Paloma Faith has revealed she's been the target of sexism on The Voice UK.

The newbie coach joined this year's fifth series alongside Boy George but has proved a bit of a marmite addition with viewers.

While we've fallen slightly in love with the singer on the show, others haven't been so impressed and have made their feelings known.

With Twitter and Facebook now letting people directly show their love or hate, Paloma confessed it's been a couple of tough weeks.

“I’m quite fragile about it. I have my moments when I don’t want to get out of bed because I don’t want to go back there," she admitted candidly this week.

In a chat with The Sun newspaper, Paloma added: “I don’t understand where people’s anger comes from. And yes, it is because I’m the only girl on the panel.

"It’s the first time in my whole life, full stop, that I’ve experienced sexism.

“One person even tweeted me saying, ‘shut up and look pretty’.”

Back in January, Paloma warned she would QUIT the show if the comments on social media got too much.

"I haven't experienced this season yet so I don't know if I will want to do next year's series," she said. "If every day from the first show is a barrage of abuse on social media and in letter form then of course I'm not going to do it."

"[Boy George and I] are happy within us but we just hope that translates into a public reaction," Paloma added.

The Voice 2016 continues this Saturday night LIVE on BBC One for the first time this year.

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