Leeds’ Ricky Wilson has The Voice!

Kevin Simm with mentor Ricky Wilson. Credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Kevin Simm with mentor Ricky Wilson. Credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
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Leeds’ very own frontman Ricky Wilson is celebrating after mentoring Kevin Simm to victory in BBC talent show The Voice.

The former Liberty X pop star, who was favourite to win, is estimated to have cost bookmakers a six-figure pay-out of winning the BBC One talent show.

Chorley-born Simm looked shocked as co-presenter Marvin Humes announced he had won.

Simm impressed with his rendition of the winner’s song, titled All You Good Friends, and his earlier performance of Stay by Rihanna.

“I can’t believe it,” the stunned singer mentored by Ricky Wilson said.

“I’m just so grateful to everyone that’s voted for me. I couldn’t have dreamed this would happen, especially at my ripe old age!” he added.

Jolan, also mentored by Wilson, was the runner-up.

“I couldn’t wish anybody better to win it,” the Cumbrian said of Simm.

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman applauded Jolan and promised: “I’ve already got something in place for him.”

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