The Voice UK finalists get 'professional help' to deal with online trolls

The Voice - Episode 12

The Voice UK bosses have enlisted a "professional" to help the acts deal with online trolls.

Ahead of the live shows the contestants have been doing a lot more than just bonding with their coaches and rehearsing their performances.

They've been given help on dealing with the reaction from viewers which can often be direct and brutally honest.

"They make sure you're able for it all and prep you for what will happen," revealed Team Will singer Lauren Lapsley-Browne. "After the show, you can talk to them if you've got many bad comments.

"They always make sure your mental health is okay."

While we can't imagine how ANYONE could be mean to adorable Lauren, the Dublin based singer told the Irish Daily Mail that she had read negative comments but brushed them off.

"On Youtube you get really bad trolls and I read a few, but you have to take it with a pinch of salt," she said. "These are people talking rubbish behind screens and no-one knows who they are, so I was taken aback at the start, but you have to just take in the good comments rather than the bad."

The Voice UK coach Paloma Faith admitted this week that she had been the target of 'sexist' comments from some fans of the show.

"It’s the first time in my whole life, full stop, that I’ve experienced sexism," she revealed to The Sun newspaper. “One person even tweeted me saying, ‘shut up and look pretty’.”

The Voice UK live shows begin this Saturday night on BBC One from 7PM where a total of FOUR acts will be eliminated.

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