Wet Wet Wet announce The Voice UK winner as new singer

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Wet Wet Wet are back – and they have a brand new singer.

The 'Love Is All Around Me' hitmakers revealed that Kevin Simm is taking over frontman duties for their band.

Kevin was previously a member of Liberty X before going on to win The Voice UK in 2016.

Making the announcement on their official Twitter, they said: "Graeme, Tommy and Neil are delighted to welcome Kevin Simm as the new singer of Wet Wet Wet."

The group also revealed they will be playing some intimate gigs as the new four piece.

They'll be heading to Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox in Glasgow on November 16 and 229 The Venue in London on November 20, 2018. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 28, and will be available to purchase on Ticketmaster.

Bass player Graeme Clark said that he knew Kevin would suit the band the instant they started playing together.

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Photo credit: Twitter

"From the first song we played together, 'Julia Says', we knew instantly, I knew pretty much in the first 30 seconds," he said. "He puts me back in touch with that soul feeling we had when we first started."

Keyboard player Neil Mitchell added: "It just worked, it just seems natural to me."

Kevin added that he already had experience singing the band's big hits as he used to perform them when he started his career.

"I was really taken aback, the opportunity to join a band with such amazing songs and great guys and a great fanbase really excites me," he said. "When I first started gigging around the pubs and clubs up north two songs that were always in my set were 'Goodnight Girl' and 'Love Is All Around'."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Former frontman Marti Pellow announced in 2017 that he was taking time out of the band to focus on his solo career.

"Hi all, wanted you to know for foreseeable future I'll be concentrating on my solo work, am excited by the future and see you out there," he said.

His departure came shortly after the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with a tour.

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