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Remember me ... Will Kian recognise old Popstars pal Peter?

A DECADE ago, singer Peter Smith caused headlines when he sensationally quit hit talent show Popstars: The Rivals live on air.

Since his time away from the limelight, the salesman (35) continued songwriting, starred in panto and even supported Westlife on tour in 2002.

So it's not surprising that Dubliner Peter will be hoping that his old friend Kian Egan will recognise him singing on RTE series The Voice when he performs in the blind auditions on this Sunday night's show.

Drimnagh native Peter appeared on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 but it came to a shock end when he admitted to host Davina McCall that he was two months too old for the competition.

"I'm two months too old to be in the band. I'm sorry," he told her.

Peter just missed out on a place in One True Voice -- who flopped. For the past ten years, he has been working as a songwriter and says Twink's ex David Agnew has been like a father to him.

"For the last couple of years I've been writing music. I work with people like David Agnew who is a real inspiration and a father figure to me," he said.

But despite gigging with Flying Without Wings singer Kian, Peter said he had more of a connection with Bressie, adding: "He's a breath of fresh air. He believes in real music. I actually think he's too good for that show."

Here's hoping that Bressie is as impressed with Peter.