Will.i.am working on his own 'Super Dope' talent show to rival The Voice?

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The Voice UK coach Will.i.am is reportedly launching his own music talent show called 'Super Dope'.

Details of Will.i.am's project have been revealed by singer Nicholas Gale, who has been signed by Simon Cowell.

He's quoted as telling The Sun newspaper: “Will is a very interesting character and I have definitely learnt a lot from him.

“I was actually asked by him to be on a show recently which he is calling Super Dope — quite apt for him.”

The first news of Will's plans for a talent show broke back in March of this year.

In a chat with The Sun, the Black Eyed Peas star explained he was working on his own programme to rival The Voice UK and The X Factor.

“I’ve got lots of ideas for music shows," he declared, "I have a music-based show. You’ll hear about it soon. It’s really exciting.

"What makes a singer successful is the partnerships you have, like Rihanna’s Puma deal. If you go on tour you get deals."

With The Voice UK having so far failed to find a big star, Will claimed: “It has nothing to do with selling records.

"The more people who listen to your record for free the more you get deals, that’s where the money is. You can never just be a singer.

“Michael Jackson wasn’t just a singer. If he were alive today Michael Jackson would have sold glitter gloves. If Jimi Hendrix were here we’d be buying Hendrix guitars.”

Will has been widely tipped to stay on The Voice UK when it moves to ITV next year but so far nothing has been confirmed.

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