Reggie: 'Don't Compare The Voice To The X Factor'
Host defends production team over BBC show's debut series...
Speaking to The Sun, The Voice's co-host defended the production team and insisted that they had done "a bloody good job" on the first series.
Reggie said: "If you look at the first episode to the final, you can see the production, the lighting got better. We got better, everything got better week on week because we were learning.
"To compare us to The X Factor, which has been on for nine years, just feels unfair. We'd just started, and if you rule out all the comparisons and look at what we did, then I think you'd see we did a bloody good job first time around."
And he also took a swipe at the more pantomime-like aspects of The X Factor.
He continued: "I think what the judges did worked. If you produce great talent that's all that matters. It's not about bitching and rowing, it's about making sure people get better every week. And that's what everyone needs to get their head around.
"It's not that kind of show, there are no backstage antics, there are no dressing rooms with huge hot tubs in them."
He said that he doesn't know yet whether he'll be returning next year.
"None of us know yet if we'll be back on The Voice," he explained. "I'm sure there are lots of conversations happening at the BBC.
"But you know what it's like with these big entertainment shows, everyone finds out at the last minute. I'm waiting much like everything else. I want to be back, if it happens, I'd be chuffed to be back, because it's so much fun."
A planned arena tour featuring the show's finalists was scrapped this week after poor ticket sales.