ITV reveals exciting all-star line-up for The Voice UK
Global music stars Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale will join top selling artist will.i.am as coaches on The Voice UK when the search for a new vocal talent moves to its new home on ITV.
Sir Tom returns to the panel after proving a viewer favourite on the first four series of The Voice UK, winning the debut final in 2012.
Sir Tom says: “I’m looking forward to returning to my big red chair on The Voice UK. I had some great times on the show and I can’t wait to again discover and help some brand new talent. And of course be back with my pal will.i.am.”
Jennifer is a Grammy-winning recording artist, Oscar and Bafta-winning actress and Broadway star who has achieved global success since first finding fame on the third season of American Idol.
Jennifer says: “I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing panel of coaches on The Voice UK! The UK has always been so supportive of me since the beginning of my career so I’m really looking forward to sharing my point of view with the contestants and especially Team JHUD... I can’t wait to get going and start developing each individual’s own sound!”
British rocker Gavin has racked up huge success on both sides of the Atlantic as lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter with his band Bush and as a solo artist, selling close to 20 million records in the US alone.
Bush were one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, with their debut album Sixteen Stone going six times Platinum and their follow-up Razorblade Suitcase hitting number one in the US charts.
Gavin says: “I am so thrilled to be joining The Voice UK. I have always been extremely proud to fly the flag for British rock music and I can’t wait to join this incredible panel and help discover some new talent.”
The Voice UK will be presented by Emma Willis and will air on ITV early next year.
The winner will scoop a life-changing recording contract with music giants Polydor Records, home to global music stars Take That and Ellie Goulding, as well as the UK’s biggest breakthrough artists, including The 1975 and Years & Years.
We are absolutely chuffed to bits with the line up for the launch of The Voice UK on ITV. All four coaches are global artists in the music industry and are at the top of their game. They've got very different personalities and reasons for sitting in those chairs, but they are united in their desire to find a star. We can't wait for viewers to see them and to see the show in action. Buckle up for the ride!
Siobhan Greene , Head of Entertainment, ITV Network