The Voice UK 2019: 'I lost him' Sir Tom Jones reveals biggest regret ahead of semi-final

The Voice UK was back on television screens last night as ITV viewers tuned in to see the first round of the knockouts.

The 12 remaining acts competed for a place in the competitions semi-final, but for coach Sir Tom Jones, he revealed his biggest regret of the series.

Discussing the show only being a few weeks away from the lives, he was asked which coach was his biggest competition.

Sir Tom said: “The one that springs to mind… well it’s Olly. Because Olly has got Jimmy Balito who was on my team but I lost him when I paired him with Roger at the Battles.

“Thank God Olly stole him because he’s so strong that kid. He could be real competition.”

Last night, those watching at home saw Jimmy take to the stage and perform High and Dry by Radiohead.

His rendition of the iconic song won over coach Olly as he confirmed he would be taking Jimmy to the live shows.

It comes after Jimmy discussed his father’s recent passing during the VT which was shown before his performance.

He explained how his father had become seriously ill and died within a few days.

Jimmy said: “It’s the first time I’ve sung since all the things that have gone on at home. My dad was really sick, he was ill with cancer. He came up and watched the battles, he was ecstatic afterwards. It was an amazing time.

“Shortly after, my dad got ill and within a week or se he passed away. I just wish he was here to see it.”

Understandably, Jimmy questioned whether or not he should continue in the competition but he argued: “There are times when I’ve thought, it’s not the right time for me to be here now or I’m not strong enough to work through it… but he wouldn’t have that for a second.

“He’d want me to carry on and I want to do just that.”

ITV viewers took to Twitter to discuss Jimmy’s performance and one said: “Jimmy is amazing, so emotional to watch tonight #TheVoiceUK.”

“Was rooting for Jimmy before tonight, but that performance was beautiful. So strong to do that. His dad will be proud. #Jimmytowin the right decision was made. #TheVoiceUK,” another commented.

A third added: “Oh Jimmy, what strength to pull that amazing performance out the bag with everything that has happened. Not a dry eye in this house #beautiful #thevoiceuk.”

“Honestly had me in tears! Amazing job and well deserved…,” a fan remarked.

Joining Jimmy in the live shows was Sir Tom’s contestant Deana whilst Trio Nxt Gen will be competing for

As for Jennifer Hudson, she will be represented by Moya.

The Voice UK 2019 returns next Saturday at 8pm on ITV