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

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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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