Last year's The Voice UK winner Stevie McCrorie is back at work

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Winner of The Voice UK 2015 Stevie McCrorie has returned to his day job less than a year after the series finished.

Stevie triumphed on last year's series on Team Ricky Wilson and released his debut album back in January.

But now local newspaper The Courier report that the Scottish singer has returned to his day job as a firefighter.

According to the publication, Stevie has "told friends that he has taken the decision to return to his previous career to provide for his family."

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Speaking earlier this year, Stevie told how he was on a one-year break from his career to see if the music would take off.

Stevie explained: "I'm realistic. If I need to go back I will but I won't stop working to get music out.

"If I didn't have a family I would quit but I have responsibilities."

He added: "I do like my job but it would still be heartbreaking, especially after being given a chance and getting so close."

Stevie's album charted at Number 35 earlier this year and he recently took part in a mini-tour with dates in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The chart performance was fairly disappointing for what is a VERY good album that has had positive reviews. (Plug: you can buy it here on Amazon).

It's also rather unfortunate for Stevie after the success of his debut singe last year, which had been the first of any winner from The Voice UK to go to the Top 10. In fact, Stevie's cover of Lost Stars even out-performed latest X Factor winner Louisa Johnson.

Like all other previous winners of The Voice UK the problem once again seemed to be a lack of promotion with no real mention of his record being out even on the show itself until last weekend.

The Voice UK coach Will.i.am suggested previously that there was also a stigma attached to The Voice because of the BBC.

"When someone wins in France they’re supported on radio station," Will claimed in a chat with the Daily Mail newspaper. "You don’t have that here, there’s a block by the nature of what the BBC is."

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While Stevie's record may have only scraped the Top 40 it is still the second highest charting debut album of any winner to date.

Leanne Mitchell in Series 1 managed 134, Andrea Begley made the Top 10 after her appearance in Series 2 while Series 3 champ Jermain Jackman made it to Number 42.

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