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Voice host Eoghan McDermott urges RTE to boost 'diva' Jamelia's salary to keep her on show


Voice presenter Eoghan McDermott has told RTE they should up Jamelia’s salary to keep her on board.

As Goss.ie previously revealed, the UK singer quit the show after a dispute over her pay.

The Loose Women star was also sick of the constant travelling between Ireland and Birmingham.

But Eoghan insisted that RTE bosses would be making a huge mistake to actually let her go.

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He said: “I don’t know much about it, but Jamelia is a diva. If it is because she’s looking for more money she deserves it.

“I wouldn’t know if the budget is there, but I think she’s box office and if she’s looking for a few more quid she’s worth every cent.”

The Voice of Ireland is set to begin filming the new season in coming months – and has already confirmed Dolores O’Riordan is gone.

But Eoghan told the Mirror he’d like to see Sinead O’Connor sort her schedule out to be a part of the show.

He added: “What I would love to see is for her to get involved. Obviously she’s had her ups and downs, but she seems to be in a great place at the moment. Her new album is amazing.”

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