09/03/2016 13:11 GMT | Updated 09/03/2016 13:17 GMT

'The Voice' UK Bosses Deny Show Is Fixed After Paloma Faith's Claims

The coach said she'd agreed to swap a contestant with Ricky Wilson.

'The Voice UK' bosses have been forced to deny the show is fixed, following Paloma Faith's bold claim about an agreement she apparently had with Ricky Wilson

The 'Picking Up The Pieces' singer had previously revealed that she and the Kaiser Chiefs frontman had agreed they would swap contestant Kevin Simm during Saturday (5 March) Battle round episode. 

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 Fans then accused the pair of "fixing" the show, and the BBC have now issued a statement to clarify that Paloma and Ricky's conversation was hypothetical. 

"The conversation between Ricky and Paloma before that battle record was her asking him to steal Kevin if she didn't choose him. He did not agree or disagree," they told the Evening Standard.

Paloma has also addressed the controversy on Twitter, claiming that it was "normal" for the pair to have spoken this way.

"Saying 'I want to keep both people so make sure you steal this person is normal human nature and logic it's not a 'fix' haha… people are funny," she tweeted.

'The Voice' continues on Saturday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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