The Voice UK: Will.i.am reckons he was the real winner last year

The Voice UK 2013 - Will.i.am

The Voice 2013 coach Will.i.am reckons he is the real winner of the last series.

Will finished as runner up with Tyler James in the 2012 show, beaten by Sir Tom Jones with Leanne Mitchell.

But Black Eyed Peas star Will thinks Tyler's success over Leanne has made him the true top coach on the BBC one show

He said:" I like to think that I won it last year. Sir Tom may have won on the television, but in real life, Tyler James is also a winner.

"Tyler is a victor. A few weeks ago I was in the studio with him to work with him on a couple of songs."

Speaking ahead of the second series launch this Saturday, Will also admitted that he was surprised by the changes made to the show this year.

"The second series has been way better than I expected it would be. When you do something new, there is the excitement about the fact it is new," he said. "And so the second time around, you wonder if you are going to be let down. I knew it was going to be fun but I didn’t think it was going to be an up in the volume. It is super duper."

Will added: "For me it is all about giving things back and I am working on lots of different philanthropy
projects.

"I love working with ideas and my favourite part of The Voice is working with the Artists.."

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