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Gavin Rossdale tired of having to justify his seat on The Voice

Gavin Rossdale hates having to justify his judging position on The Voice.

The singer has sold over 10 million albums worldwide as the frontman for Bush, but the band never made it in the U.K. and now that he's a judge on the ITV talent show, he's getting tired of critics challenging his role on the programme.

"'Oh, sorry you never made it in England, but you made it in America...' It's been written about me for 20 years," Gavin tells RadioTimes.com. "Every time I’ve ever read anything about me, that’s all it is.

"I’m not trying to be Justin Timberlake... When did I ever make a statement that I should be known and that I had made this concerted effort to be a pop star that everyone knew. I never was that guy. But I’m still making the records - and come to my shows: they’re packed."

And he admits he's getting more and more upset by trolls who don't think he's a big enough name to sit with Tom Jones, will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson on The Voice.

"All I wanted to tweet back was, 'Who are you? Who is anyone?'" he sneers. "We all are nobody, so I just was in the club. Why was I guilty? I just made records and I wasn’t (pretending to be) in a band that had the kind of prestige of Radiohead.”

Despite his remarks, Gavin is attempting to look past the criticism and enjoy his time on one of the biggest shows on television. He continued in the interview to acknowledge that his career has been somewhat revived through landing the judging role.

"Clearly The Voice has wedged open a life to me that had never existed and I’m very grateful to them for that because it does seem to elevate and change people’s lives,” he said. “The only person who’s on it that it doesn’t touch the sides was Tom Jones… because he’s Tom Jones, so we’re just lucky to have him."

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