The Voice UK: Anger in the BBC over coaches' huge pay cheques!

Coaches (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK coaches have been causing jealousy amongst other BBC stars over their vast fees for taking part in the BBC One series.

The deals given to The Voice UK's coaches - Will.i.am, Jesise J, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue - haven't gone down well with other stars.

And with the news that all four are set to return this year for a second series despite disappointing ratings, many have been left somewhat fustrated.

Will.i.am is understood to have got a whopping £600,000 for his first series, while Sir Tom scooped £300,000.

Even Danny's £100,000 fee was above what most other stars - such as the Strictly Come Dancing judges - got for their last series.

According to the Daily Mail, various "household names" from BBC shows are angry over the huge wages.

One told the newspaper: "How can the BBC justify paying that much money to four part-time judges who work a few hours a week on a show that struggled?

"I’ve had to take a major pay cut and accept that I’ll probably never receive a pay increase again, even though I work on a successful show."

Another added to the paper today: "There are brilliant presenters who work full-time for the BBC who get less than half of the money paid out to The Voice judges. It’s not fair."

The Voice UK will return in the new year for a second series on BBC One.

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