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The Voice UK panel 'will remain the same' reveals Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones (The Voice UK)

Sir Tom Jones has revealed that The Voice UK panel will probably remain the same next year.

Jessie J has already confirmed she’ll be back, while both Danny O’Donoghue and Will.i.am have said they want to return too.

Sir Tom Jones revealed recently: “We’re talking about it right now.”

Speaking to Absolute Radio, he explained: “We’re trying to get it all sorted out, as long as the other coaches are there and we have the same team, then it looks like it will happen.”

And Sir Tom suggested that the show needed to keep the coaches the same: “It’s got to be that, I think.”

He went on: “I don’t want to be sitting there with somebody that I don’t admire or particularly like. There are a few of them!”

BBC One boss Danny Cohen previously said that he hoped Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue would all return next year.

“We thought they made a very big impact for a first series and we want them all to come back,” he said last month. “We haven’t signed any contracts yet, so I can’t say anything official. But we said at the end of the first series that we wanted all of our coaches to come back.”

We told yesterday how bosses planned “dramatic changes” for series two, including less live shows and more audition rounds.

“Those live shows, the audience became over familiar with the grammar,” explained the channel controller. “It still works on Strictly and The X Factor, but audiences became over familiar with it.

“It’s not rocket science to say that the Blind Auditions were the best bit of the series.”

The Voice UK will return to BBC One in the new year.