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Matt Henry has finished fourth in the final of The Voice following the first round of voting on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old – who was the oldest remaining contestant in the competition – lost out after receiving the lowest number of votes from the public in the first half of the show.

His departure means that Mike Ward, Andrea Begley and Leah McFall will now battle it out for the title.

Matt – who made the final after being ‘stolen’ by Jessie J from Team will.i.am earlier in the series – took the defeat graciously.

“This competition means the world to me,” he said. “It has allowed me to wotk with some of the most amazing artists in the country and I’ve learned so much.”

However both Jessie J and will.i.am were shocked to see him go.

“I just want to say for me personally based on Matt’s performance this shouldn’t be happening right now,” Jessie told him, adding: “Those of you watching at home, you have to vote.

Will, meanwhile, added that he was ‘discombobulated’ by the result.

Earlier in the show Matt won rave reviews from the judges for his performance of David Gray’s Babylon, as well as teaming up with Jessie to sing Luther Vandross’s Never Too Much.