British singer Paloma Faith has one less shot at winning the U.K. version of The Voice after one of her singers withdrew from the competition to seek treatment for a drug addiction.
The Picking Up the Pieces star currently serves as a judge and mentor on the popular TV singing contest, and the aspiring singers took the stage for the first live show of the season on Saturday (26Mar16). But missing from the quarter-finals was Beth Morris - a contestant on Paloma's team.
Prior to the broadcast, bosses from the BBC released a statement which read: "Due to personal reasons which have only just come to light, The Voice producers, the BBC and Beth agreed that she should withdraw from The Voice."
Morris added: "Two years ago I realised I had a problem with drugs. I was using them to cope with various issues I was going through at the time. I thought they would help me. But they were making the situation worse. I made the decision myself to seek treatment and checked into the Priory clinic. It gave me strength and helped me face the world. It changed me for the better.
"But addiction is tough. And I am sorry to say that I have relapsed on a few occasions since I left. When this has happened I have immediately sought help. I regularly attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings to help me get back on track. Being in the Priory gave me the tools to face up to my illness and it definitely helped me on the road to recovery."
Paloma shared her support for her team member on Twitter, writing, "Very sad that Beth won't be performing on @BBCTheVoiceUK from now on. What a talent I love you Beth! missing you already."
Paloma still has two singers in the contest, as they vie for victory against singers coached by will.i.am, Boy George and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson.