The Voice 2017: Sir Paul McCartney in talks to become a coach

Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has supposedly been in talks to join The Voice UK as a coach in 2017.

The new series of The Voice will begin filming later this year as it moves from BBC One to ITV.

And a big shake up could be on the cards with the future of current coaches Boy George, Ricky Wilson, Will.i.am and Paloma Faith unclear.

There have been quite a few rumours of potential new coaches and today sees another one: Sir Paul McCartney.

According to The Sun newspaper, The Voice bosses are "desperate" to land The Beatles star, although he isn't too sure.

"ITV are determined to make the show a real success when it changes channel so they are really going for it," a source told the newspaper today. “Paul McCartney is undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived so to get him signed up would be a real coup."

The insider added: “It would blow the judges from the BBC series out of the water and would set The Voice apart as the top music contest in the world — well above X Factor or equivalents in the US.”

However it's said that Sir Paul, who definitely doesn't need the money, wants to instead focus on his own music.

A spokesperson for ITV said that an announcement regarding The Voice UK coaches for 2017 would be made in due course.

Meanwhile a rep for Sir Paul himself told DigitalSpy: "There won't be a comment."

Other names linked to The Voice on ITV include Jennifer Hudson as well as former BBC coaches Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones.

The Voice UK will air on ITV from January.

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