Boy George may QUIT The Voice UK for the American version

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Boy George is reportedly being head-hunted as a coach on The Voice USA next year.

The Culture Club singer joined our version of the show for this year's fifth series but may not stay when it moves to ITV in 2017.

According to the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper, TV bosses at American channel NBC are keen to get George on the US series following an appearance by him on the Celebrity Apprentice stateside.

“George has made an enormous impact on the US Apprentice by mixing his brilliant humour, self-confidence and natural flair for business," a source claimed. “His boardroom antics with Arnie have really impressed bosses."

The insider added: “They have also been watching him on The Voice UK and think he would make a perfect coach for the US show.

“The coaching seats on the US show are always changing and execs think George could be a hit.”

George himself confessed he was keen to join the American series having previously "held out" to get offered a role on the UK show.

“I was offered The Voice in Australia, New Zealand and Italy but the one I really wanted was the UK one or the US," he explained to the tabloid. “When they started approaching me from different countries I thought there was a buzz and if I held out I might be offered one I want and in the end I was.

“I said yes straight away. It was a no-brainer for me. Who wouldn’t like to be on prime time telly for four months of the year?"

George added: “I’d still like to do the US version one day.

“Doing The Voice is a perfect platform to relaunch myself and Culture Club. Everyone gets to see who you are and build a relationship with you.”

Asked previously if he would appear on the show when it switches to ITV, George appeared to say NO.

"I didn’t take this gig thinking I’d do it for 10 years, I took it for one season but I’m delighted to be on it," he commented.

The Voice UK continues on BBC One for now before moving to ITV from January next year.

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