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Local talent from Lowestoft Leanne Mitchell wins the first series of TV programme ‘The Voice’.

When the results were announced Sir Tom Jones announced ‘there is justice in the world’.

Leanne first wowed the judges in her blind audition singing Beyonce, ‘If I was a boy’.

The 28 year old singer from Oulton Broad, Suffolk looked in disbelief after the result of the public vote had been announced.

She is now due to sign a record deal with Universal Music which is said to be worth £500,000.

Leanne said she would like to keep her feet firmly on the ground saying, ‘I never came into this to be famous.  I just went into it because I’m a singer.’

Multi talented Leanne sings, writes music and also plays the piano and organ.

She wants to follow in the footsteps of her inspirations Beyonce and Christina Aguilera.

Leanne started work as a professional singer when she left school at 16.

She has since been working as an entertainer at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton-On-Sea, Norfolk.

This is where she met teenage sweetheart Rob Hurren who was working backstage at the time.  The couple married last year and live less than a mile from her home town of Lowestoft.

Leanne has told of her plans to keep her holiday camp job as a ‘fall back’ in case her new career fails.  She said ‘When I went into the competition, they left everything open for me’.

In Saturdays final Leanne stunned coaches, Tom Jones,, Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue with a rendition of Whitney Houston’s Run To You.

The search for next year’s contestants has already begun as the show prepares for the second series.