RTÉ 2fm has announced that David Atkinson has won its competition to be the backstage online V-Reporter at The Voice of Ireland live shows on RTÉ One and The Voice Afterparty, which begins directly after the main live show this Sunday on RTÉ Two.

Twenty-year-old Atkinson, who has worked in street performance and theatre and is the founder of sketch comedy group PlaePen Productions, said: "I'm really excited to be working with the four coaches on The Voice this year, and with Eoghan [McDermott] on The Voice Afterparty. Finally, I don't have to wear lipstick to get on the telly!"

The Wexford man continued: "I'm really looking forward to hearing all the class voices in the live rounds, and I might meet them backstage for a duet or a quick warm-up dance, who knows!"

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