Tom Jones in talks to join The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 October 2011
Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Tom Jones is in talks to join Jessie J on the judging panel of BBC One's 'The Voice UK'

Tom Jones is in talks to join the judging panel of BBC One's 'The Voice UK'.

The Welsh singer will reportedly team up with Jessie J and two other as-yet-unconfirmed celebrity coaches for the British version of the US TV singing competition - which sees hopefuls perform for the judges without them seeing their face - and show bosses are hoping he will attract older viewers.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Tom is close to committing. He has almost 50 years experience in music so he'll be able to give contestants decent advice.

"Jessie J will attract younger viewers but Tom's bound to be the housewives' favourite."

Reports of Tom's participation in the show come just weeks after 'Price Tag' singer Jessie was announced as the first judge.

She said: "I'm excited to be a coach, inspiration and mentor and I jumped at the opportunity as it's all about 'The Voice'."

Jessie also took to her twitter page, writing: "So its OFFICIAL I am the first coach for the THE VOICE UK! If you are over 16 and love to sing go to and apply! #teamjessie #thevoiceuk im so excited #boooyyyaa (sic)"

BBC One controller Danny Cohen added: "Jessie J is going to be an amazing coach on 'The Voice UK'. She's a massive young star with a strong personality, and her recent MOBO nominations are testament to her musical and creative ability."

Tom Jones

Big show from the perma-tanned Welsh lothario. Expect all the hits from 'Green, Green Grass of Home' to 'What's New Pussycat'.

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