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Olly Murs is announced as the new coach on The Voice UK
Pop sensation Olly Murs is joining will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson to complete The Voice UK’s panel of superstar coaches as the search for a new vocal talent returns to ITV.
Olly, who has notched up four UK No.1 albums and four No.1 singles, will climb into his red chair for the first time this weekend when the blind auditions kick off in Salford.
The Essex lad first found fame on fellow ITV talent show The X Factor, coming second in 2009, and has since gone on to sell more than 17 million records worldwide.
“I'm absolutely buzzing about being a coach on The Voice UK and can't wait to sit in the big red chair alongside will, Jennifer and Tom. I'm excited to mentor new artists and without doubt, I'm in it to WIN!"
Singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur will.i.am returns for his seventh series – the only coach to appear on The Voice UK since the very beginning. He is one of the most successful artists in the world, notching up 39 top 40 entries and selling more than 12 million singles in the UK alone.
Legendary artist Sir Tom Jones has had huge success in a career spanning six decades, selling more than 100 million records and clocking up 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. He was awarded an OBE in 1999 and received a Knighthood for services to music in 2006.
Grammy, Oscar and Bafta-winnng artist Jennifer Hudson returns after winning the 2017 series with her act Mo and fresh from her current stint as a coach on The Voice’s US version, the first time a coach has ever appeared on two different versions of the show at the same time.
Emma Willis again returns to present The Voice UK after completing hosting duties on The Voice Kids in the summer.
The new series of The Voice UK will air on ITV early next year.
"I'm excited to sit alongside Jennifer and Tom again this year, and I know that Olly will add a fun new twist to this year’s coaches team.”