The Voice UK: Lauren Bannon on her wife's love of mentor Olly Murs

Lauren Bannon

The Voice UK contestant Lauren Bannon says it was her wife who chose her mentor.

27-year-old Lauren from Weymouth is one of 8 contestants currently left on The Voice this year.

Lauren joined Team Olly in the blind audition stages, on the advice of her partner.

"Becky [Lauren's wife] said: 'If Olly turns, pick him!' She would love to meet him!" Lauren revealed this week.

Speaking of how she met her other half, Lauren went on to tell OK! magazine: "It was terribly glamorous - it was at a nightclub. She was throwing some shapes on the dancefloor and I was trying incredibly hard not to look straight because I always do.

"She didn't know my name for a whole week! When she said 'Do you want to put your number in my phone?', I said 'You don't remember my name, do you?' So I didn't tell her for a whole week! But it just goes to show, treat them mean, keep them keen, because she kept me!"

Meanwhile, Lauren said of working with Olly: "He is actually really hands on. He's been great so far.

"There have been off-screen rehearsals, where he doesn't have to be there but he still made it. Having done The X Factor, he knows what position we're all in, which is quite nice."

Tonight will see Team Olly's Lauren singing in the live final.

Those in The Voice UK final for Team Tom is 18-year-old student Ruti Olajugbagbe from Essex. On Team Jennifer is Belle Voci, a duo made up of friends 26-year-old Sophie from Norwich and 25-year-old Emily from Mayfair.

Team Will's finalist is 16-year-old student Donel Mangena from Southampton.

The Voice UK 2018 airs Saturday night from 8:30PM on ITV.

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