Paloma Faith 'in tears' after clash with The Voice co-star Boy George


Paloma Faith and Boy George Go Head to Head Over Kevin Simm

This weekend's episode of The Voice will show an explosive on-air argument between coaches Paloma Faith and Boy George.

Pictures from the episode show the moment Faith is reportedly made to cry by Boy George after she pretends to fall asleep during his pitch for a contestant.

The drama unfolds as former Liberty X star Kevin Simm auditions in a bid to kick-start his career.

Boy George tells him: "There are a lot of big voices in the show. You sit and you think no one can be better than that, then suddenly someone sings. It's just constant surprise. One thing that I do know is that I understand singers. That's my forte."

Faith pretends to be asleep on the table in front of her as Boy George is talking to Simm.

An irritated Boy George hits back, saying: "Excuse me, Palaver," to which she replies: "Is it finished, is it time for us to wake up?"

Their exchange heats up as the Culture Club singer retorts: "That's extremely rude. Very rude. Anyway, you're amazing Kevin."

Faith then tries to make her own bid for Simm but things get tense when Boy George tells her one thing she has not done is have a hit in America.

Reminding her that he has "had a few", he then urges Simm to choose him as his coach, but tensions reach a head as Faith runs off stage.

A source said BBC bosses had to tone down the episode to make it more family friendly following the row.

:: The Voice airs on BBC One on Saturday at 7.45pm.