Kirkcaldy firefighter Stevie McCrorie received a hero’s welcome when he visited the town yesterday (Monday).
The 30-year-old embarked on a whistle-stop tour - first dropping into his hometown of Alva, before heading to the Lang Toun to meet fans and thank them for their support.
Stevie was being filmed by a production crew with ‘The Voice’ ahead of the show final on Saturday.
The local firefighter, who is a member of Blue Watch, made Kirkcaldy Fire Station his first stop as he dropped in to meet up with his work colleagues.
They wished him good luck for the final and Craig Robertson, watch manager, joked with Stevie telling him: “Maybe you will be in One Direction by the end of the week!”
Craig told The Press he hasn’t seen Stevie for a few weeks due to his filming commitments for the show, but said: “We are all very proud of him and we were quietly confident he would make it to the final although we did get a bit nervous watching the semi-final results on Saturday night!”
The father-of-one then headed to Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy where he was greeted by hundreds of fans who had been waiting patiently to catch a glimpse of the popular performer.
During an interview there with press he revealed that he actually is real lifesaving hero - he saved an elderly man’s life in Kirkcaldy before appearing on ‘The Voice’: “It happened last October, just days before the show’s blind auditions.
“It was an elderly guy who had fallen asleep in a downstairs small flat but we managed to get to him in time. He was disorientated and didn’t really know what was happening.
“I dragged him out and fortunately he lived to tell the tale.”
He thanked all the fans who have backed him throughout the competition: “The support has been unreal and it doesn’t feel real. It feels like i’m living a dream.”