Will.i.am to quit The Voice
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 April 2014
'The Voice' coach will.i.am could follow Kylie Minogue out of the exit door with reports he has quiet the show to focus on his own music career, which has caused concern for the future of the judging panel
Will.i.am is set to quit 'The Voice'.
The Black Eyed Peas star - who has spent three years on the show - has reportedly decided to leave to focus on his own music career, following the departure of fellow coach Kylie Minogue.
An insider told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Kylie quitting is a huge blow but the knock-on effect is going to be ten times worse.
"Will wants to concentrate on his own music and with Kylie not coming back he's told producers he won't either.
"The fear is that [Sir Tom Jones] and [Ricky Wilson] will follow suit.
The TV talent show has already been commissioned for two more series, but bosses are concerned about the possibility of having to find an entirely new quartet for the judging panel.
It is said Justin Timberlake is being discussed as a potential replacement, due to the 'Mirrors' hitmaker's talent and credibility.
The insider added: "Justin Timberlake's name has been put forward as the perfect replacement for Will and Kylie.
"He's a huge star, which would give the show credibility and he's still relevant, which would bring in the viewers."