Pop legend Boy George and singer Paloma Faith will be joining Will.i.Am and Ricky Wilson on The Voice

With so much hype around the new re-vamped X Factor show, let’s not forget about the other amazing talent show over on the BBC – that’s right, The Voice will be returning in 2016, and they’ll be some new faces sitting on those spinny chairs.

Pop music legend Boy George and everyone’s favourite glamour gal Paloma Faith will be joining Ricky Wilson and Will.I.Am as coaches on the show.

We all know Boy George as front man of the Culture Club, who provided us with the party classic, Karma Chameleon – cheers for that Georgey Boy – and with the band selling over 50 million and having achieved a top ten hit in every country, Boy George has more than enough experience and bits of advice to share with the contestants on the show.

‘I’m thrilled and excited to be a judge on The Voice UK I’m a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one.’

‘If I can help someone to win I will be delighted. I can’t wait to sit in that chair!’

Joining Boy George will be fierce and flamboyant singer Paloma Faith, who as well as topping the charts, has long been helping up-and-coming artists break into the industry, having booked Kate Nash, Adele and The Noisettes in her club nights before they hit the big time.

‘I’m really excited about working with creative people who are there not just to be great singers, but also innovative personalities and performers.’

‘I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into something that cultivates the talents of another person and takes the focus off myself for a bit!’

Hard to do that Paloma when you also look so fabulous! Speaking of which, CANNOT wait for the outfits that she’ll be sporting on the shows (we’re picturing so kind of cape to swoosh around as she spins her chair) And can we put in a pledge for Boy George to bring back his Culture Club locks and hat for a one-off special in the final, please?

But with two new coaches joining, that also means we’re saying bye to some people. Former coach Rita Ora has already moved over to become a judge on rival show X Factor, but Tom Jones has also left the show.

With the legendary Welsh singer telling The Sun that he hopes ‘to be sat back in my chair with will.i.am and Ricky Wilson’ only in July, it seems like quite a change of heart – what’s up Pussycat?!

Emma Willis and Marvin Humes will be retuning as hosts and they’ll be starting blind auditions in Spetember before the show comes back on our screens in January 2016.

Eee – we can’t wait!

Eee! This is what X Factor’s Rita Ora thought about The Voice…


Amy Lo