Beth Morris, a contestant on BBC singing contest ‘The Voice’ has left the show after admitting to using cocaine during rehearsals. The 26-year-old was being mentored by judge Paloma Faith in the contest and released a statement saying she was “truly sorry” for letting her fans down.

Paloma Faith‘The Voice’ mentor, Paloma Faith.

In a statement Morris said: “Two years ago I realised that I had a problem with drugs. I was using them to cope with various issues I was going through at the time. I thought they would help me, but they were making the situation worse.”

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"I made the decision myself to seek treatment and checked into the Priory Clinic. It gave me strength and helped me face the world. It changed me for the better. But addiction is tough, and I am sorry to say that I have relapsed on a few occasions since I left.”

“Being on The Voice has been the best experience of my life. I’m truly sorry I’ve let everyone down but I’m determined to put this behind me, continue with my recovery and channel all my energies into my singing.”

The BBC also released an official statement reading: “Due to personal reasons which have only just come to light, The Voice producers, the BBC and Beth have agreed that she should withdraw.”

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The show also suffered the lost of contestant Chloe Castro, before the live finals over the weekend. Castro, who was being mentored by Ricky Wilson, was forced to pull out due to ‘health reasons’.

“It is with deep regret that I have had to withdraw from TheVoiceUK due to personal health reasons - I wish everyone the absolute best!,” Castro wrote on Facebook. “Thank you to everyone that has shown their support! This is not the end! It’s just the beginning!”