The Voice UK: Last year's winner Kevin Simm won't be back for the final

The Voice - Episode 12

Kevin Simm won't be back on The Voice UK this year, he has revealed.

If you can't quite remember, it was Team Ricky Wilson's Kevin Simm who won The Voice UK last year in 2016.

Former Liberty X singer Kevin became the fifth winner of The Voice UK, topping the public vote in what was the final BBC series.

Asked if he had been invited to perform on this year's show, Kevin got a dig in as he told his followers on Twitter: "No, unfortunately I missed the season where they go on to support you afterwards 🔒x"

Kevin released original song All You Good Friends following his win which made it to Number 24 in the charts back in April last year after selling 24,000 copies.

However the song did not feature on Kevin's new 10-track album Recover, which was released last October with new single Wildfire.

Neither the new song nor the album made any impression on the chart, both missing the Official Top 40.

It was the latest disappointing result for The Voice UK winners who have never really taken off in the charts.

Only Series 2 winner Andrea Begley made any real impact on the Top 40, peaking at Number 7 with her record back in 2013.

2015's winner Stevie McCrorie charted at 35 while 2014 champ Jermain Jackman reached Number 42. Winner of series 1, Leanne Mitchell, made it to 134.

The Voice UK is now on ITV and the show has teamed up with Polydor Records to promote this year's winner.

Whether or not they'll manage to have any more chart success remains to be seen...

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