will.i.am won't air 'dirty laundry' on Sir Tom leaving The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 January 2016


will.i.am says he didn't 'like' the way Sir Tom Jones left 'The Voice' but won't air the BBC's "dirty laundry."

will.i.am didn't like how Sir Tom Jones was sacked from 'The Voice' last year - but he won't air the BBC's "dirty laundry."

The Black Eyed Peas star, 40 - who previously admitted he felt lost without his former colleague after he was dropped in favour of Boy George for series five - didn't "like" the way bosses handled the changeover, but he's adamant he won't go as far as to reveal his true feelings on the touchy matter.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: "There's a lot of changes that have happened and the way it was done I don't like. This is a family so for you to come into my house and to say, 'Hey, show me where your dirty laundry's at', I can't show people's underwear. So this is a family, even being on the BBC it's a family, so how things were handled we know wasn't the best but I can't tell you how I feel about it."

However, Brit Award winner Paloma Faith, who joined the panel for the forthcoming series as a replacement for Rita Ora, doesn't feel too bad for the 'It's Not Unusual' singer, 75, because she thinks he has "other fish to fry."

She explained: "We all agreed that Sir Tom Jones has also got other fish to fry and has been frying for his whole career and is still going to be frying.

"He's going to be fine, I don't think Tom needs 'The Voice' to have a career, he's an incredible human being, so he knows that, everybody here does. It's a separate thing."

Meanwhile, 'The Voice' will return to screens on Saturday (09.01.16) on BBC One as will.i.am, Paloma, Boy George and Ricky Wilson go in search for the next big superstar.

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