The Voice UK's Beth Morris 'was axed over drug addiction'

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Beth Morris has spoken about rumours suggesting an issue with drugs were the reason behind her exit from The Voice UK 2016.

It was confirmed just before last night's live Quarter Final show that Beth had 'quit' the competition.

An official statement said: "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 added in her own comment: "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."

Now Beth has seemingly supported reports that had suggested a 'drugs scandal' was behind the shock and sudden departure, just one hour before the live shows were due to begin.

The Sun on Sunday newspaper says that Beth had "admitted snorting cocaine during the rehearsals period," although this wasn't on "BBC premises."

"I’m truly sorry I’ve let everyone down," Beth told the tabloid. “But I’m determined to put this behind me, continue with my recovery and channel all my energies into my singing.”

Beth opened up to having "a problem with drugs", saying that she was "using them to cope with various issues I was going through at the time," going to revealed that she had previously checked in to rehab.

“But addiction is tough. And I am sorry to say that I have relapsed on a few occasions since I left," the singer continued. “When this has happened I have immediately sought help.

“I regularly attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings to help me get back on track. Being in the Priory gave me the tools to face up to my illness and it definitely helped me on the road to recovery.”

A source added: “But she understands and completely supports the reasoning behind her being removed.

“She will continue to be supported by the BBC team, and everyone is extremely hopeful that this will give her the push she needs to finally beat her problems.”

The Voice UK continues Saturday nights on BBC One.

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