Will Young would be 'serious' Voice judge

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2011
Will Young

Will Young

Will Young insists he has not yet been offered a judging role on 'The Voice' but would ''love'' to be involved with the show

Will Young would take judging 'The Voice' "very seriously".

The 'Come On' singer has been tipped with a role on the BBC talent show and is hopeful of landing a slot on the programme alongside Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am because he is such a big fan of the US version of the programme.

He said: "There's rumours, continual rumours. Officially I still don't know. I'd love to do it, but still officially I don't know.

"I think it's great, it's brilliant. The one in America is a great show. And I like the ethos of it, I wouldn't do it if it wasn't something I believed in - I really mean that.

"I think I'm quite a nice person. But whoever I would work with I'd take it very seriously. Not from a 'I want to win' point of view, I'd want to do the best for the singers so I would expect them to work hard. It's an opportunity; it would be a team effort."

Will also hit out at 'X Factor' bosses, accusing them of "setting up" Frankie Cocozza, who was dismissed from the competition for rule breaking following weeks of wild partying.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I had a major problem with that Frankie Cocozza thing, I had a major problem with them showing VTs of him going out, don't tell me that's off the cuff because you have to get permission to film in these places. You look at him as a bad boy when he goes off and does something and that's it. What's that saying to the public?

"They basically set him up, they didn't set him up to take drugs but they applauded him and then... it's s**t. I was really annoyed about it. They led him a merry dance and if they say they didn't they're wrong. Also, what's it saying to kids? Isn't it great you can go out and drink and smoke, it's really cool, so they're showing that message but then they go 'No, no it's against the rules'."

The former 'Pop Idol' winner admitted he is not enjoying this year's 'X Factor' as much as previous seasons.

He added: "I've seen bits of 'X Factor', I watched it at the weekend. I think it's good but there's something missing I think, I don't know what it is. There's not as much engagement."

Will's album 'Echoes' is out now.

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