Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue & returning to The Voice UK with Jessie J

UK reality shows regularily undergo shakeups on their judging panels, recently Darcey Bussell replaced Alesha Dixon on 'Strictly Come Dancing' and Nicole Scherzinger replaced Kelly Rowland on 'The X Factor'. However 'The Voice UK' will see all four of it's judges return when it comes back for its second series in 2013. Jessie J had already confirmed her return to the show back in August when she tweeted "I WILL be a coach on the 2nd series of The Voice UK! I'm B B B BACK! As I have always said. Unless you hear it from me- Don't always believe what you read! Can't wait! #thevoiceuk #weback *fist to the sky*".

The rest of the judges roles were unclear as the show saw a massive ratings drop from its debut to its finale. But obviously the BBC aren't holding the coaches as the reasoning behind the significant drop in figures as they officially announced today all four judges will return to the show. 

(Left to Right: Danny O'Donoghue, Tom Jones, Jessie J,


Talking about his return to the show, winning coach of series one Tom Jones said;

 "I'm really looking forward to seeing and working with Jessie, Will and Danny on the second series of The Voice. I've heard there will be some important changes that will make what is already a good, strong show even better."

Mark Linsey, controller of BBC Entertainment said on the series; 

"I am so thrilled that our four coaches are coming back for series two. All of them are hugely talented individuals and their immense knowledge and first-hand experience in the music industry makes it a line-up that is authentic and second to none. They care passionately about singing and all four of them will want to be the coach that discovers the next winner of The Voice."


It is currently unknown if Holly Willoughby or Reggie Yates will be hosting the second series of the show. The format of which is also up in the air with producers wanting to involve the spinning chairs in more rounds of the competition (as the blind audition episodes rated highest). The 2013 blind auditions will be filmed in early 2013 in front of a live studio audience at BBC MediaCityUK in Salford.


- The Voice (UK)
- Jessie J
- Tom Jones
- Danny O'Donoghue
- BBC one

Written by: TomSouthwell
Nov 13th, 2012, 5:36 pm

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