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BBC boss publicly apologises to Sir Tom Jones for 'The Voice' axe

Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones recently hit out at the BBC for axing him from 'The Voice' with only one day's notice and a boss for the British Broadcasting Corporation has now apologised for the bad business. 

Jones posted a message to his official Facebook page in mid-August about the awkward situation and wrote: "I was told yesterday, with no consultation or conversation of any kind, that I would not be returning [...] This sub-standard behaviour from the executives is very disappointing."

Danny Cohen, the BBC’s Director of television, has now explained that he's very sorry for the way Jones' departure from the TV vocal talent show was handled and he hopes they can rebuild the bridge in the future:

"I’ve got huge respect for Tom and I’m truly sorry he’s upset, really sorry. I’m a big fan of his, I think he’s a gentleman and an extraordinary figure in music and you’ll have seen the huge respect all the artists on The Voice have had for him throughout."

"These things happen over time but I never would have wanted Tom to be upset and I’m sorry that is the case. I’d like to have him back on the BBC this year, in something else. Absolutely. I hope he’s back on the BBC very soon, I really do."

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