The Voice UK returns for 2024 with superstar panel and a UK series first

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The Voice UK returns for 2024 with superstar panel and a UK series first

  • Search for vocal star is back with LeAnn Rimes and McFly duo joining the show

The Voice UK will return to ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player later this year with three brand new coaches joining will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones and host Emma Willis on the hunt for a musical superstar.

GRAMMY Award winner and internationally acclaimed artist LeAnn Rimes joins the coaching line up, and making The Voice UK history, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones will fill the fourth coaching spot in a double chair.

As one half of BRIT Award winning group McFly, Tom and Danny will join forces, but in a format twist, both will have to agree in order to turn the chair. Danny is no stranger to the show having coached on The Voice Kids for six series.  

LeAnn Rimes is an internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling global superstar and an ASCAP award-winning singer songwriter. She has sold more than 48 million units globally and has won 2  GRAMMY® Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 2 World Music Awards, 3 Academy of Country  Music Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won  "Best New Artist," making her the youngest solo artist to take home a GRAMMY® Award. At 15,  she became the first country artist to win “Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards.

With seven UK number-one singles, seven top-ten albums (including 2023’s Power to Play), sold out arena tours and over ten million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British acts of the twenty-first century. Since hitting the big time as the youngest band ever to have a debut album go straight to number one – beat The Beatles’ long-standing record – Tom, Danny, Dougie & Harry have become one of our best-loved bands, not to mention major stars in their own right.

Emma Willis is back at the helm presenting the show, presiding over the action as each of the hopefuls takes to the stage in the hope of turning one of the iconic red chairs and ultimately winning a life changing record contract with music giants EMI, £50,000 in cash and a holiday to Universal Studios Florida.

Produced by Lifted Entertainment (part of ITV Studios), filming for the forthcoming nine part series takes place throughout late February, with the series returning to screens later in the year.

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning said:

“The Voice UK is back and it’s louder than ever. What a thrill to have an international music icon like LeAnn Rimes joining the show, and homegrown superstars Danny and Tom in our first ever two person chair, plus the legends that are willi.am, Sir Tom and Emma Willis, we are in for a great series.”

Lee McNicholas, Creative Director for Lifted Entertainment said:

"We've had some amazing coaches grace the red chairs over the years and we're excited to bring in a new era with LeAnn, Tom and Danny - bring on the spinning chairs."

LeAnn said:

"I'm truly excited and grateful to take on the role of coach on The Voice UK’ and to be joining an epic panel of coaches. Being able to work with and nurture emerging, vibrant talent in the UK represents a new chapter of my heart felt connection with the wonderful fans I've had deep ties with for decades. I'm looking forward to offering my heart and guidance, sharing what I've learned through my own musical journey, and discovering the extraordinary talent that the UK is renowned for."

Tom and Danny said:

“To be making The Voice UK history as the first ever double chair combo is going to be epic and we're both ready for the challenge. And of course, we couldn't ask to be in greater company than our fellow Voice family members Emma, will, sir Tom and LeAnn. Roll on the talent!"

will.i.am said:

“We are switching it up with three new Coaches and a twist to our Red Chair seating, welcoming the youngest-ever GRAMMY Award-winner (Best New Artist/solo at 14 years old) LeAnn Rimes, and the amazing Danny Jones and his McFly bandmate Tom Fletcher. And it's an honour to be teaming up for the 12th time with national treasure and musician extraordinaire Sir Tom Jones."

Emma said:

“I always love getting back to The Voice, reuniting with Sir Tom and will.i.am, and everyone who works on the show is always great. And this year we’re welcoming some brilliant new coaches to the family. Danny’s no stranger to the Voice, so it’s great to have him back in the red chair but this time with his McFly band member (and my mate) Tom Fletcher - I love the idea of a double chair, and Tom and Danny are the perfect fit. And adding LeAnn Rimes to the mix, with her wealth of knowledge and expertise is very exciting. Roll on the auditions!”

 

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