Last year’s winner of The Voice UK, Stevie McCrorie has given a warning out to the next winner of the BBC singing show.
Stevie, part of team Ricky, won The Voice 2015 last April and released his debut album Big World in January.
However, he’s told potential winners not to expect too much.
“Just do it because you want to sing and you’ll get some exposure,” he revealed.
“Last year, the TV hype for me was immense, especially in Scotland, I was all over the papers and the fame was instant.
“But TV fame is not real; what’s real is people buying tickets for your gigs and coming to watch you play your music. That’s what’s real – don’t get caught up in the hype and the fame.”
Stevie returns to the public eye last week when we reported he was returning to his full time job as a firefighter.
“It would have been good for me to get on more TV shows, but I guess that’s just the way it is,” he told What’s On TV.
“I do think a bigger deal should be made of whoever wins The Voice – they tend to disappear into the shadows and people are often left wondering what happened to them.
“I was keen to go back and perform on the first live show of the current series to remind people why I’d won the show – and to let them know I’m still alive!”
The Voice UK final airs this Saturday night on BBC One.