‘The Voice UK’ winner Stevie McCrorie quits music to return to being a fireman

He decided to return so he could provide for his wife and daughter

The Voice UK’s winner Stevie McCrorie won the fourth series of the BBC talent show in 2015 and now has had to return to his previous job of being a fireman, as he needs to provide for his family.

McCrorie released his debut single ‘Lost Stars’, which charted at number 6, then followed it up with his album ‘Big World’ which was only released a few weeks ago, and made it to number 35.

Despite his performance on The Voice last Saturday, the 31 year old has returned to being fireman full-time in Kirkcaldy, Fife, after a lack of industry support.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service told The Mirror: “We are delighted that Stevie McCrorie is remaining as a member of our staff and we welcome him back after his break.”

Speaking to The Courier, McCrorie said: “I know how hard the industry is and how much amazing talent there is out there to compete with.

“Ideally I’d like to have the opportunity to go back if they’d allow me. It would just be a security blanket kind of thing.”

The Voice is currently airing its sixth and final series on BBC One, after which it will move to ITV. The show has previously faced criticism for failing to produce successful musicians, especially when compared to its talent show rival, The X Factor.