Sir Tom Jones to return to The Voice?
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 February 2016
Sir Tom Jones is reportedly working out a deal to return to 'The Voice' when it switches to ITV for the sixth series
Sir Tom Jones is reportedly returning to 'The Voice'.
The 'Sex Bomb' hitmaker was dropped from the BBC One singing show's mentoring panel last year but bosses are keen to persuade the music legend to return as a coach for the next series when the programme shifts to ITV next year.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The people at ITV are aware there were reasons why the BBC wanted him out, but he's a big name and they are keen to get him back - especially if it's on far less money."
The 75-year-old singer, who was reportedly raking in £500,000 when he was employed by the BBC, is desperate to reclaim his red spinning chair next year and is even willing to take a pay cut of £350,000 to ensure he gets his place.
Tom was sensationally let go of by the BBC in August last year despite being on the show since it first started and, at the time, lashed out at the broadcaster for its decision
But mentor Paloma Faith - who is a coach alongside Boy George, will.i.am and Ricky Wilson on the current series - previously said she doesn't think Tom needs the show.
She told BANG Showbiz: "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."