Craig Eddie wins The Voice UK 2021 after tense finale

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Craig Eddie has been announced as the winner of The Voice UK's 2021 series after a tense finale.

The newly crowned champ performed his winners single Come Waste My Time, which was an original song, before his name was announced.

Craig was part of Anne-Marie's team, meaning the British singer ended up winning the show on her first series, as she joined The Voice panel for the 2021 run.

The new winner went up against Grace Holden from Olly Murs' team who had performed her winners single of Dream Catch Me.

The final four had also included will.i.am's act, rapper Okulaja, and Sir Tom Jones' team's Hannah Williams, but an earlier public vote saw them eliminated.

The show-stopping finale saw multiple performances from all four of the finalists, including duets with their coaches.

Champ Craig sang Train Wreck by James Arthur, before Anne-Marie joined him on stage for a rendition of No Doubt's Don't Speak.

Runner-up Grace performed Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi and she and Olly Murs then sang Take That's Rule The World.

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Hannah had belted out the Celeste song Little Runaway, and Sir Tom joined her for the Bee Gees song To Love Somebody.

And Okulaja put his spin on OneRepublic's Counting Stars, before he threw it back to 2003 with Will for a rendition of Black Eyed Peas' hit Where Is the Love?

Last year's winner Blessing Chitapa returned to the stage for a special guest performance, ahead of her debut album Count My Blessings being released at the end of April.

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On Twitter, Anne-Marie celebrated the win but it seems her words got a little lost as she simply wrote: "OMMMMMMMMMMG [sic]."

Fans were ecstatic too, with one tweeting: "Love this guy! Just awesome awesome awesome. Go Craig Eddie."

A second said: "So well deserved."

While a third wrote: "Well done Craig you were the best."

Craig will now get a record deal as his prize for winning the show.

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