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Paloma Faith left “shaking” after “sexist” exchange with ‘The Voice’ host that was cut from show

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Paloma Faith has opened up about an alleged incident on The Voice that left her “shaking”, involving a “sexist” exchange with another coach that was cut from the final broadcast.The revelation came in Faith’s new memoir MILF, which recounts her experiences of motherhood, fame and misogyny throughout her career.The alleged incident took place in 2016 and coincided with Faith taking hormones in preparation for having IVF.“It was essentially the hormones of 14 periods at once,” she wrote. “Towards the end of the two-week jab fest, my stomach was protruding, I was emotional and sensitive, and constantly feeling like everyone hated me.”Describing The Voice as “glossy show” where “there’s a lot of emphasis on looking good, as well as being witty and quick”, she said that she pretended to fall asleep as a joke while one of the other coaches – who she didn’t name – was speaking about a contestant.“It was an ill-timed and misread joke, intended to be a bit of theatre, but he took offence and came back with a cutting quip, saying I had ‘probably got PMT’ and was ‘rude’,” she recalled. “The PMT remark was obviously cut from the edit.”Faith reckoned that “on a normal day”, she would have felt like she could have “expressed my concern at the inbuilt sexism of him assuming all my negative actions could be attributed to my female condition, and dismissing me as just another woman with PMT”.“But on this day, pumped full of hormones, I felt both shame at experiencing that in front of a studio audience, and like I couldn’t retaliate due to my desire to save face,” she said.“I ran off stage, to the toilets, and blacked out.

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