The Voice UK: Paloma Faith Cries After Bust Up With Boy George
It’s all kicking off over at The Voice UK – and the series hasn’t even started yet.
According to reports from The Mirror, Boy George has already made Paloma Faith cry during a particularly heated pitching battle, where the two new coaches were fighting to snag a contestant for their team, but Boy George hit out at his rival when she pretended to fall asleep and snore during his long speech.
And while Faith passed it off as banter, Boy George snapped: “You said you weren’t going to be bitchy and you’re being bitchy. You’ve probably got PMT or something, you were extremely rude.
He then continued: “If you choose Paloma she will probably fall asleep while you sing.”
Boy George – who has nicknamed his fellow coach ‘Palaver’ – also told an act that he has had more number one hits in the States than Faith in a catty clash over egos.
And then, when the ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ singer tried to pull silly faces during the wait for the next contestant in an attempt to lighten the mood, the music veteran told her: “Don’t give it if you can’t take it.”
The heated row – which celebrated coach will.i.am described as “super intense” – took place late on Monday night, as the coaches filmed the blind auditions in Manchester.
But, of course, a spokesperson for The Voice UK argued to Digital Spy that while the argument had taken place, it suggested that it showed how passionate the new coaches are.
“All four coaches are fighting hard to get the best talent on their teams,” he said. “Competition and banter may be lively on camera but professional rivalries are left at the studio doors at the end of every recording.
“We think viewers are going to love the genuine passion that our new line-up brings to The Voice in 2016.”
Either way, it seems as if Boy George and Faith have since made up, as the former tweeted a selfie of the duo together and described the row as “banter-mime,” to which his leading lady replied, “Feeling is mutual baby!”
The Voice UK will return to BBC One in January 2016.