Liberty X's Kevin Simm wins The Voice 2016

Hint: the one from Liberty X

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If there's one thing we weren't expecting from a former member of Liberty X (other than the lack of reunion tour, obviously), it was Kevin Simm going on to win The Voice 2016.

But that's exactly what happened over the weekend, after he was crowned the official winner of the talent contest and pipped other finalists Cody Frost, Lydia Lucy and Jolan to the top spot. YAAAAS.

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The 35-year-old, who was in Ricky Wilson's team, said after the win: "I can't believe it. I'm just so grateful to everyone that has voted for me. I couldn't have dreamed this would happen, especially at my ripe old age." Ow, boo.

Kevin closed the show with a performance of winner's song 'All You Good Friends', and his former Liberty X bandmates were in the audience to celebrate his win with him.

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Personally we're a bit gutted they didn't reform for a spontaneous performance of 'Just A Little' right there and then, but there you go.

All this comes as The Voice ends its run on the BBC, after it was reported that ITV had now bought the rights to the talent show and its production company - meaning it will air in a three year deal on the channel from 2017.

It's thought that Ricky Wilson has already confirmed he won't be returning, and Paloma Faith and Will.I.Am will not return either - but could that leave a spinny chair in place for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini? OOOH.

What do you lot reckon, then? Was Kevin a worthy winner or what? Discuss with us as usual @Sugarscape, yo.

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