The Voice star refused to shave beard

The Voice star Matt Fletcher has revealed he refused to bow to pressure from BBC bosses to shave his beard because he feels it is the source of his power.

Sueleen Fletcher and Matt Fletcher from BBC One show The Voice Credit: BBC/Wall To Wall/Ray Burmiston/PA Wire

He said: "They were talking about taking off the whole beard, but it's a part of me and I lose my power without it."

He added: "They did try and I said something like 'I think I could take two or three of you down before you pin me down and shave it, but if you want to go for it, go for it', and they backed off."