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Dermot 'not worried' by The Voice

X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has admitted he is a fan of The Voice, but insisted he's not worried about the competition.

The presenter Sky Plussed both the BBC One singing show and ITV1's Britain's Got Talent when the two programmes kicked off their new series.

Speaking after the opening night of stage show The King's Speech, Dermot said: "I watched The Voice first out of curiosity and I really enjoyed it. I thought the judges were great. Tom Jones was a brilliant judge especially, and Jessie J as well.

"And I think it's good for us to have competition."

He said he is "not that worried" about The Voice stealing X Factor's thunder, but added: "We can't sit on our laurels. We've got to work hard.

"Last year we had the challenge of American X Factor and we met that head on and this year we've got The Voice. You don't want to be arrogant or complacent."

He could not pick a preference out of The Voice and BGT, however, adding: "It's like Daddy or chips. It's the modern day Sophie's Choice. You can't answer that question."

The King's Speech is at the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End.

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