An Irvine singing sensation has spoken of the ‘bittersweet’ moment he was knocked out The Voice.

Craig Forsyth stunned millions and surprised friends back home when he turned up previously on this year’s series of the prime-time STV show.

Craig, who rarely stops singing when serving as a nurse, also surprised Castlepark Primary pupils when he visited his former school last month.

But after battling with Sarah Tucker in their duet of Against All Odds, the star sadly never made it through to the next round on Saturday’s show.

However, Craig Forsyth told the Times he was delighted for his competitor and thanked everyone across Irvine and beyond for their support.

He said: “It was a pretty bittersweet moment to be honest. It was my intention to just go out and give 150 per cent, and I’m delighted to have had the opportunity.

“I’m absolutely over the moon for Sarah, her and I have developed a really close relationship and became the best of friends so I’m championing her all the way. I could not have done my performance with anyone else, I’m so glad it was with Sarah. 

“I absolutely could not have done it without the support of my town, and country even, we are fiercely Scottish when it comes to things like this. 

“To have the backing and support of everybody in this has been absolutely fantastic, I really appreciate it. I’ve also gained a whole new following which is a positive thing to come out of this. 

“I’ve got a few things on the back burner at the moment for later in the year, but at the moment I’m just hoping to see what other opportunities are out there.

“Social media has a massive influence so I really want to get my social media up to scratch and have been doing some live videos on Facebook.”

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