The Voice UK: Sir Tom Jones will be back next year and hopes Rita Ora joins him!

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Sir Tom Jones has said he will be back on The Voice UK when it returns to our screens next year.

His comments echo those from Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson who have also both said they want to be back, assuming the BBC will have them of course.

It leaves only newbie coach Rita Ora who has always avoided the question, but Sir Tom hopes she too will return.

“The feedback I get from people is great. I don’t get any negativity whatsoever. People tell me they love the show," the Welsh legend said this weekend. “I even get kids who know who I am now. They know me because of The Voice and that’s a flattering feeling.

“If possible it would be great to have the same panel again next year. I like working with Rita a lot. We’ve become friends, we gel.”

Currently The Voice is only set to air until 2016 on BBC One but Sir Tom hopes the format can keep on going and will last as long as the likes of Strictly and X Factor.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I’d like to think it can go on for as long as The X Factor or Strictly and be on TV for more than a decade. But it’s up to the public how long it goes on for.

“It’s not our call as coaches. It will continue if it’s popular enough and people like it.

“It’s about keeping the show fresh and that’s a lot to do with the talent.”

The fifth series of The Voice UK begins filming later this year.

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