Jess Glynne rejects The Voice mentoring job
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 June 2016
Jess Glynne has turned down the chance to join 'The Voice' as a judge as she doesn't want to lend her talent to the show
Jess Glynne once rejected an offer to mentor on 'The Voice'.
The 'Hold My Hand' singer had been in "talks" to join the panel - which consisted of will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith and Boy George on the fifth series - but she decided against it because she has no interest in lending her talent to the show.
She explained: "There have been talks. People have approached me about it ['The Voice'] but it's just not something I'm interested in right now to be honest."
But the 26-year-old beauty hasn't ruled out the opportunity in the future and would be open to further discussions.
She added to The Sun newspaper: "Maybe at some point in the future but not at the moment."
The show was recently poached from the BBC by its rival ITV in a big money deal but the new producers of the programme are reportedly in a panic as they are struggling to find reputable stars to take on the judging role for the next series.
An insider explained: "It's not looking good. Producers are having no luck finding respected musicians to join the show.
"Jess knows exactly what it takes to be a star and ITV really want to make sure they find talent who will become fully-fledged artists. They knew she wouldn't have held back when it came to her comments and were really disappointed she turned down their offer so quickly.
"There is still time to find people for the show but the top choices for coaches have all ruled themselves out."
Meanwhile, it seems Jess was sworn off talent shows after she appeared as a guest judge on 'The X Factor' last year.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It was weird the thought of being the person that chooses to turn down the person's destiny. I don't like that only because I don't want them to think that is the be all and end all of their career because it's not. So I found that a bit scary, but I really enjoyed it."