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Tom discovered he wouldn’t be returning as a coach on the talent show earlier this month, having been replaced by Boy George.
The Welsh singer later hit out at ‘The Voice’ chiefs on his Facebook page, accusing them of “sub-standard behaviour”, revealing he had no idea he was being axed, only finding out on the day the new line-up was announced.
The Mirror quotes BBC Director of Television, Danny Cohen as saying: “I’ve got huge respect for Tom and I’m truly sorry he’s upset, really sorry.
“I’m a big fan of his, I think he’s a gentleman and an extraordinary figure in music and you’ll have seen the huge respect all the artists on ‘The Voice’ have had for him throughout.”
“These things happen over time but I never would have wanted Tom to be upset and I’m sorry that is the case."
Danny added that he was excited to see the new line-up of coaches in action, with Boy George and Paloma Faith joining Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson in the famous spinning red chairs.
“They clearly didn't do it the right way which is a shame because he's a really lovely guy and an iconic artist who I've always admired.”
‘The Voice’ returns to BBC One in the New Year.