The Voice judges 2015: Will.i.am likes the 'spunk' Rita Ora brings to the show

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Will.i.am has gushed about new Voice UK coach Rita Ora and revealed that the pair are BFFs.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman said of the newbie on the BBC One show this year: "I hang out with Rita all the time and we record a lot, go out a lot. We are alike.

"If Rita wasn't on the show,I would still hang out with Rita as much as I hang out with Rita now."

Will continued: "Rita is unfiltered. Rita is just raw. She's sweet, she's kind. I'm really excited about her - she's awesome on the show. It's a bunch of fun and she adds a lot of spice and spunk."

Clearly Will's a fan!

Speaking before the new series kicked off this month, Rita revealed how it was Will who had persuaded her to sign up for the show.

She explained: "will.i.am was actually the person who convinced me to do the show. We’ve been close friends for a while and I was like, ‘Yo! They’ve asked me to do The Voice and I don’t really know what to do.’

“And will.i.am said: ‘If you do do it you are going to give these people something’. It took me to understand that I do have a voice and I can use it to help people.”

The Voice UK continues this Saturday night at 7PM with the blind auditions.

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