Hunk Danny O’Donoghue
has confirmed he was never in a relationship with The Voice UK contestant Bo Bruce
— and split with his model girlfriend months before the show went on air.
The lead singer of chart-toppers The Script
also revealed he and former squeeze Irma Mali had an amicable break-up and he’s is currently single.
In a frank interview with The Star, the Dublin singer-songwriter said he “had the last laugh” letting the media think he was with Bo Bruce.
“They ran me through the wringer,” he said.
“After The Voice they were so obsessed with that story that Leanne didn’t get a look in, Jesse didn’t get a look in with Vince, nobody got a look in,” he said.
The frontman admitted they worked the publicity to their advantage to keep Bo in the marketplace, as they worked on getting her debut single out.
“We are still working with Bo, we are still working with Max and we have bridged that whole gap between the Voice and her first single,” said Danny.
A select few were invited to Windmill Lane studios in Dublin’s Docklands yesterday to hear a preview of The Script’s third album
In one single, called Six Degrees of Separation, Danny has penned a song about his devastating break-up with stunning Lithuanian model Irma.
Asked why he decided to open up about something so private through his music, he explained: “I didn’t decide, I’m just that type of person.
“I very much wear my heart on my sleeve. And I feel if you are a good lead singer you’re going to put yourself up — that’s what you have to do.”
They grew apart and it was an amicable split, he added.
“We were just two people that weren’t meant to be together. That’s what happens sometimes, it happens to everybody.” So it’s good news for female fans of The Script — Danny and drummer Glen Power are single.
Danny has also had the pleasure of working with fellow The Voice UK judge Will-i-am on their new single Hall Of Fame and the Breakeven hitmaker also revealed he’s “well up” for the second series of The Voice UK... if he’s asked back, that is.
“Me and Will are well up for doing it, but they could ax the line-up and get someone else in.”
Danny and bandmates Glen Power and Mark Sheehan have already sold four million albums and nine million singles.
“I feel it’s a really great time for the band,” said Danny.
“It feels like we are getting it right now. It’s coming out at least 90 per cent the way we want it, unlike the other albums, where we write about three songs to get that one true point.”
Hall Of Fame is out on August 31, followed by #3 on September 7.