The Voice 2014 spoilers: Ricky Wilson rejects pal after recognising their voice

Ricky Wilson (The Voice UK 2014)

The Voice 2014 coach Ricky Wilson has admitted he turned down an old pal on the show after recognising their voice.

The BBC One series sees budding performers sing to the backs of the panel, with Ricky and his fellow stars only able to judge an act based on their vocals.

But just listening to the voice alone was enough for Ricky to identify one act, although he still decided not to turn for them.

Speaking ahead of Saturday night's opening episode, the Kaiser Chiefs frontman teased to rock magazine NME: "There might be a couple of people on this show who've been in NME before.

"They assumed I'd turn for them because I was the Indie Guy. I can't name names, but there was one in particular where I was like, 'I know that voice'."

Meanwhile, Ricky has revealed how he was originally approached for the first series of The Voice but "asked too many questions", with the Beeb deciding instead to sign up Danny O'Donoghue.

He said: "At the time, I was a bit snobby about those kind of shows. But fact is, Saturday night, I'm not out in some bar in Hoxton. I'm watching The X Factor."

Explaining how he eventually got the role this series, Ricky added: "It happened pretty late in the day, as it was only a few weeks before we went to film. But I threw myself into it all. I have spent the last ten years of my life not making any decisions at all.

"And then suddenly this thing came along and it felt like a big decision. I am really enjoying it."

He continued: "I thought it was just TV. But it’s real. You do care about them, you care about everybody else’s team and you care about all the coaches."

The Voice UK 2014 starts this Saturday night from 7PM on BBC One with the Blind Auditions.

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