The Voice UK's Jennifer Hudson struggling with British accents

The Voice UK: Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has admitted to struggling with British accents on The Voice UK.

The singer is a new addition to the coaching line up this year and is currently filming the blind auditions.

But she's confessed that the UK's variety of accents and dialects have been tricky to grasp.

Jennifer admitted: “I’m not catching what they’re saying.

“I don’t think it’s fair to go up to someone in their own country and say I don’t understand them so instead I whisper to will.i.am and ask him.”

The singer, who joins Will, Gavin Rossdale and Sir Tom Jones on the show, has found the Scottish accent the most difficult to comprehend.

She told the Daily Star newspaper about one act's inflection: “It was so thick! I was like, ‘Oh my god!’

"Then I caught a word and it helped me to understand. But it’s a process, and that’s another hard part.”

Language barrier aside, Jennifer has suggested her past experience on American Idol will help her connect to the contestants.

She said: "I’m going to find the voice, that’s what I’m going to bring to the table. I want to talk to the contestants, I want to connect with them because I’ve been through a similar experience.

"And let them know ‘I am here for you, I know what you’re going through’. I know the pressures, I know your dream, I know how important it is to you…”

The Voice UK will air on ITV from 2017.

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