The gloves are well and truly off on The Voice. As the competition heats up, Joe Jonas claims fellow coach Delta Goodrem has been using dirty tactics in order to win the competition.
"Delta's such a sweet person and an incredible artist," Joe tells TV WEEK. "So it makes sense that the public would be rooting for her."
But Joe admits it can be frustrating when Delta uses her popularity as ammunition.
"I came in knowing this," he concedes. "So it's about not letting her use the whole 'my tribe' and 'Aussie pride' thing against us."
Joe previously confessed to being very 'competitive' with the other coaches.
"We're very competitive and spend a lot of time together," Jo tells TV WEEK of his on-screen rivalry with Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland and Boy George.
"Sometimes you feel like your artist is getting bullied. So you jump in protectively and say, 'OK, stop talking – it's enough now.'"
American singer Joe has been described as the "silent assassin" and "dark horse" of The Voice. And the 28-year-old insists he won't go down without a fight.
"As a viewer, you think we're joking when the coaches say things to each other," Joe reveals.
"But on set, it's kind of awkward. It gets really competitive."
And as for all the backlash towards Boy George, well, Joe declares he has his colleague's back.
"I love George's humour," Joe grins. "If people get offended, it's on them."
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