The Voice UK 2017: ITV 'want Phil Collins as a coach'

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ITV are reportedly after Phil Collins for The Voice UK in 2017.

The channel has still yet to confirm a panel with a number of various names being rumoured.

Everyone from former coach Jessie J to Sir Paul McCartney have been linked to the sixth series of the show and the first to air on ITV.

It was claimed last week that Kylie Minogue had turned down the chance to return while Jess Glynne revealed she had been in talks too.

"People have approached me about it but it’s just not something I’m interested in right now to be honest," the Hold My Hand hitmaker told The Sun newspaper. “Maybe at some point in the future but not at the moment.”

So could Phil Collins become one of The Voice UK's coaches when it moves over to ITV?

“ITV have got deeper pockets than the BBC and are sure they can get a credible panel together," a source says this weekend.

They told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “They’re looking at how popular The Voice is in the States and how a mix of rock, pop, country, veteran and current artist coaches have been a hit with viewers. They plan to make a considerable offer to Phil."

According to the insider, show bosses will go all out to make Phil comfortable following recent back surgery and fulfil any other demands if it gets him to sign up.

“He’ll have a dressing room to rival Simon Cowell’s, if that’s what he wants," the source added.

While the coaches aren't yet confirmed, ITV have announced that Emma Willis will be back as host but Marvin Humes will be leaving.

The Voice 2017 will air from January on ITV.

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