BBC splash £15,000 on Tom Jones hotel stay

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 June 2013
Tom Jones on The Voice

Sir Tom Jones

The BBC have reportedly spent £15,000 to put up Sir Tom Jones at London's The Savoy hotel as he films 'The Voice'

The BBC are reportedly spending £15,000 to put up Sir Tom Jones at The Savoy hotel.

'The Voice' coach has been given a five-figure entitlement to stay at the lavish London hotel while he films the latest series of the show, as he doesn't live in the UK.

Welsh icon Tom - who lives in Los Angeles, California - is the only coach to receive paid accommodation for the series as fellow stars Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue both live in London and aren't entitled to hotel stays, while's £500,000 contract requires him to pay for his own expenses.

The £695-a-night hotel offers guests a butler and private bar, but a 'Voice' insider says Tom does not receive these perks.

The source told The Sun newspaper: "Tom doesn't have a butler -- we're at his beck and call so he doesn't need one."

The BBC confirmed Tom is provided accommodation while filming, but insists the arrangement is through TV company Wall to Wall, which produces 'The Voice' for BBC One.

A spokesperson said: "All coaches have their own agreements with the production company for the series.

"For Sir Tom Jones this includes his accommodation as he does not live in the UK."

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'.

Belvoir Castle, Grantham

Sun 22 Jul

£63.40 / 01476 871001

Chester Racecourse

Thu 19 Jul

prices vary / 01244 304610

York Racecourse

Fri 27 Jul

Phone for prices / 01904 620911

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