Jessie J has caused a few raised eyebrows after saying she thinks it’s a “good thing” The Voice tour has been scrapped.
The judge on the singing show - which has faced a number of setbacks in its first series including falling rating - said she thinks the 11-date arena being cancelled could actually prove to be a favourable thing for the singers who were due to perform on it.
Speaking to The Sun, the outspoken 24-year-old Price Tag singer said: “It’s always disappointing but you know what, it’s not a bad thing I don’t think.
“Personally – maybe I shouldn’t say this – I actually think it’s a good thing. Not that it has been cancelled, but that they’ve now got the opportunity to go out and do their own thing.”
Jessie's comments are just the latest blow for The Voice, which previously proved to be a huge hit in the US with juges on the Stateside version including Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
Kicking off in the UK in spring this year, with a host of famous faces in the judging roles – Jessie alongside Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue, along hosts Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates – the show looked promising.
But the impressive early audience figures soon started to fall week-on-week.
The programme’s winner, Leanne Mitchell, also failed to set the charts alight with her debut single, Run To You.
Then earlier this month it was announced the arena tour had been scrapped. A spokesperson for the tour said: "Unfortunately, The Voice UK Live has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales - customers are advised to contact their point of purchase for ticket refunds."
The Voice tour was due to travel across the country, stopping off in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London, Glasgow Brighton and Newcastle.
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