The Voice UK’s stellar panel of coaches – Jennifer Hudson, Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am – are all confirmed to return to their iconic red chairs for the new series which starts on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on Sunday, January 6 at 6pm – less than 24 hours after its premiere in the UK.
They will be seeking the very best solo singers, duos and – in a competition first this year – trios.
Grammy, Oscar and BAFTA-winning singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson was recently cast in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical Cats and is set to star as the young Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul.
Continuing as a coach on The Voice on both sides of the Atlantic, Hudson also recently performed the title anthem I’ll Fight by Diane Warren on the documentary feature, RBG.
About returning to The Voice UK, Hudson said: “I’m so happy to be re-joining my coaches. “I’m ready and excited to discover some beautiful voices.”
With five multi-platinum albums and countless sold out arena tours, Murs made his debut as a coach in the previous series. Since then, he has released his sixth studio album, You Know I Know.
On his return to the show, Murs said: “Now I’ve got one season under my belt, I can’t wait to see what my second season has in store. Last year I managed to get seduced and picked some entertaining performers. The other coaches might think they have worked me out but I’m coming back with a bang.”