The Voice 2013: Will.i.am's sneaky tactics wind up his fellow coaches

The Voice UK 2013 - Will.i.am

The Voice UK coach Will.i.am lives up to his own "sneaky Willie" nickname on The Voice UK this week.

At the end of last weekend's show, Jessie J leads the way with seven singers in her team while Sir Tom Jones has six.

Both Danny O'Donoghue and Will have five artists in each in their teams of twelve, who will go on to compete in the battle rounds after the auditions.

Speaking on tomorrow night's show, Will admits: "I’ve picked up some tactics along the way, but I am still tic tac fresh”.

During one performance, Will repeatedly tells his rival coaches he isn’t going to be hitting the red button and turning. However with just seconds left of the audition, and after ensuring none of the other Coaches would be turning, Will pushes his buzzer.

Laura Oakes

Danny says: "I looked over at Will and he was like 'No I’m not going, I’m not going' and then bam, straight down [hits button]. So yeah, it’s on, it’s absolutely on now."

Will tells the sixth member of his team: "You were powerful at the beginning, you were powerful at the end and [with] you on my team – it’s gonna be fresh because I think you are super dope."

Off stage, and he admitted: "I was a bit sneaky as I told everyone ‘No’ just to see if they were gonna go."

But an unimpressed Danny moaned: "I’m so glad that he turned around but he was playing tactics, he was like 'No I’m not gonna go, I’m not gonna go'...2,1... he went around [Danny pretends to push the button]."

This sneaky tactic wasn’t the only trick will.i.am had up his sleeve, earlier in the episode he trie to spell out Tom with his body during Jessie’s pitch to Sarah Cassidy in a bid to influence their decision.

Sarah Cassidy

Will also continually mouths ‘pick Tom’ throughout Jessie’s pitch and told Sarah, "If I were you I would pick Tom’, to which Tom responded ‘hey Will, I want you on my team!"

Chatting to the cameras, Jessie complained: "Will’s new card is 'I’m going to tell you who to pick'

"He [Will] loves to go 'go on Danny, it’s yours', so he’ll push his button and then he’ll say 'I think you should go with Danny'. He is trying to get rid of people that he thinks isn’t going to win and Danny and Tom have both fallen for it."

The Voice UK airs from 8:20PM on BBC One this Saturday night.

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