Leeds' Ricky Wilson has The Voice!

Leeds' very own frontman Ricky Wilson is celebrating after mentoring Kevin Simm to victory in BBC talent show The Voice.

Sunday, 10th April 2016, 2:06 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th April 2016, 2:11 pm
Kevin Simm with mentor Ricky Wilson. Credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

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.

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“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.”