Will.i.am 'set to QUIT The Voice UK' as it moves to ITV

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Will.i.am is reportedly set to say NO to The Voice UK on ITV next year.

The Voice concluded its fifth series on the BBC One last night with its final ever episode on the channel.

The show will move over to ITV from 2017 with filming set to begin later this autumn.

In the latest round of rumours and speculation from behind the scenes, it's been claimed Will has decided to leave the famous spinning red chairs after five years.

The only original coach still on the show, Will's said to have been offered as much as £2.5 million to stay.

However he previously insisted it wasn't about money and sources now claim he's decided to move away as production ends on the Beeb.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Will feels that with this huge change it’s the right time to leave but it’s quite an emotional decision."

It's understood that Paloma Faith won't be back either, with the source adding: “Paloma took a lot of convincing to do the show in the first place this year.

"Getting rid of acts just doesn’t sit well with her and she has found it a lot harder than she first thought.”

As for Ricky Wilson, he previously declared this would be his last series but admitted more recently that if the fee was right he'd change his mind and sign up again.

Sources suggest that only Boy George is keen to follow the show to its new home, although of course it's not clear if ITV will want him.

As yet the channel has not confirmed any details about The Voice 2017 despite auditions being well under way.

The coaches, hosts and any potential changes to the format are being kept under wraps for now.

The Voice UK 2017 will begin on ITV next year.

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