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Cornwall's Molly Hocking back working in mum's shop after winning The Voice UK

Molly Hocking said she was in “shock” after winning. Photo: ITV / The Voice UK

Cornish singer Molly Hocking says she is back working in her mother's shop because it keeps her "grounded" after winning The Voice UK.

The 18-year-old singer from St Ives in Cornwall won the ITV series earlier in April.

Her debut hit, I’ll Never Love Again, went straight to Number One in the iTunes singles chart.

A sign outside Molly's mother's shop in St Ives thanking the town for voting. Credit: ITV News West Country

Hocking told Hello! magazine: "I'd like to be an international recording artist selling thousands of records, in the charts, doing festivals."

"I've come back to work in my mum's shop, Fabulous, to keep myself grounded. St Ives is beautiful and amazing."

Olly Murs with his two finalists Jimmy Balito and Molly Hocking. Credit: PA images

The singer, who was mentored by Olly Murs, added: "I want to be one of the breakthrough artists of The Voice."

Molly now plans to move to London to focus on her music career.

"I've felt ready for a few years," she said. "I'd say I'm at the prime time now just to get out there and show everyone what I can do."

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