The Voice UK judges: JLS' Oritsé Williams to join panel?

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JLS singer Oritsé Williams has become the latest name linked to The Voice UK 2015.

The performer could be set to take a seat on the panel, joining bandmate Marvin Humes on the show who hosts the whole thing along with Emma Willis.

Let's just hope Marvin can stay impartial!

The Voice UK is need of at least one new judge for the new series with Kylie Minogue having quit after just one run.

And as it stands, none of Ricky Wilson, Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have yet been confirmed as returning either.

There has been no news on the future of either Will or Sir Tom, while it was reported last month that Ricky's Kaiser Chief's bandmates don't want him to return.

Asked whether or not Ricky should return for a second series, guitarist Andrew White told Q magazine: “Hopefully he won’t. He doesn’t need to.”

Ricky himself said earlier in the year that he had no “good reason” to come back for a second series, having very openly used the show this year to plug the band’s new record.

“We decided to do it for a very good reason and that’s because we had an album we didn’t want to go unnoticed,” Ricky told NME magazine back in May.

Hinting he wouldn’t be returning, Ricky added: “If I did it again I’d have to have a good reason and at the moment, there isn’t a good reason. That’s the truth.”

Some of the new names linked to the panel include The Saturdays’ singer Rochelle Humes, Rita Ora and Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie but Robbie Williams, Katy B and Paloma Faith have all ruled themselves out.

The new series will film later this year to air in the New Year on BBC One.

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