The Voice UK: Two acts LEAVE before live shows for VERY different reasons

Why did Beth Morris quit The Voice UK?

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Two acts have LEFT The Voice UK 2016 this evening just hours before the live shows.

There is just ONE HOUR to go before tonight's live Quarter final and the series is already two acts down.

Both Team Paloma Faith's Beth Morris and Team Ricky Wilson's Chloe Castro have withdrawn from the finals.

A spokesman for The Voice UK confirmed: “Two contestants have left The Voice and will not appear on tonight's edition or the remaining live shows.

"These departures are unrelated. Due to health reasons Chloe has withdrawn from the competition. We wish her all the best.”

Chloe said in a short statement: “I have decided to leave The Voice for health reasons.

"I have had a fantastic time and wish all the other contestants all the best in the competition.”

As for Beth, it's not quite clear exactly WHY she left The Voice UK yet but it seems it wasn't because she was ill.

The BBC states: "Due to personal reasons which have only just come to light, The Voice producers, the BBC and Beth have agreed that she should withdraw from The Voice."

Beth said in a statement: "Being on The Voice has been the best experience of my life, the production team and contestants have all been incredible and I have loved performing on the show. Paloma has also been a great support."

Chloe and Beth’s exits will now mean that just two contestants will leave in tonight’s Quarter-Finals show instead of the original four.

The coaches will save one act on their teams with the remaining eight facing the public vote.

The two with the least votes will leave the competition.

The Voice UK airs tonight at 7PM on BBC One and again at 9:05PM with the performances.

We'll keep you updated on this latest breaking news as we wish both Chloe and Beth the best.