The Voice UK contestant hits back at 'fix' claims

Peter Donegan performs.

The Voice UK contestant Peter Donegan has responded to 'fix' claims after his blind audition.

35-year-old Peter Donegan performed for the coaches in last weekend's opening audition episode.

Revealing he was the son of British musician Lonnie Donegan, Peter auditioned with Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts.

Sir Tom Jones was the only coach to spin for Peter, before revealing he was an old friend of his late father.

The pair went on to perform an impromptu duet as Peter celebrated making it through to the battle rounds.

But some cynical viewers claimed the whole thing was a set up, something which Pete is keen to deny.

Appearing on ITV's This Morning, the singer was asked his thoughts about the 'fix' claims and replied: "I'm not allowed to say it at this time of day."

He explained: "Basically there's no way. Everything you saw was recorded live and happened in the space of 20 minutes. From me coming on, getting ready, and singing the song.

"When he [Sir Tom] asked 'do you want to do your dad's song' I was completely taken aback by it."

He added: "If anyone is ever in doubt about that clip look at my mother’s reaction.

"I'd never met Tom before that night. The first time we set eyes on each other was that night."

The Voice UK 2019's blind auditions continue Saturday nights on ITV at 8PM with the latest blind auditions. Alongside Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and Olly Murs are this year's coaches. Emma Willis hosts the series.

They're on the hunt for ten acts each to make it through to the the battle rounds. From there, acts will compete in the knockouts for a place in the live show. Up for grabs for the winner is a record contract with Polydor.

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