The Voice UK spoiler! First guest mentors revealed for the knockouts

Craig David and Olly Murs

Craig David and the Black Eyed Peas will join The Voice UK 2018 as guest mentors.

They will help the coaches - Olly Murs and Will.i.am respectively - at the Knockout stages in March.

R ‘n B legend Craig, who has sold more than 13 million records, reunites with friend Olly Murs to give advice to Team Olly before they take to the stage for the Knockouts.

Olly said: “Craig is amazing, we have known each other a long time. I have been a fan of him as an artist from an early age and it is great I can now call him a friend.

“We did a charity trek together several years ago and formed a bond then. I love his sense of humour but most importantly as an artist I love his music.

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“He’s also got so much experience in the industry and with that he will really give me some great constructive feedback on my acts and help me make the right decision.”

Craig added: “I first got to know Olly on the Comic Relief Desert Trek we took part in back in 2011 and we’ve built a great friendship since then. I know he is really passionate about everyone on his team and it’s going to be a hard decision for him to choose who to put through.

“For me, it’s nice to be part of this process and to give some positive critiques to each act.

“Because I know Olly so well I can be very honest with him so hopefully my opinions will help him make his decision, but ultimately this is his gig!”

Meanwhile, will.i.am is joined by fellow Black Eyed Peas members apl.de.ap and taboo to help guide his acts before their big Knockouts performances.

Will said: “There are no better folks for me to have mentor my team because we have mentored each other. We mentored each other when nobody really believed in us and we went on to do impossible things.

“What we have done for each other is scale the highest walls and break down the toughest barriers. We climbed the highest mountains and built the most awesome spaceship to go to outer space.

will.i.am and fellow members of The Black Eyed Peas
will.i.am and fellow members of The Black Eyed Peas

“Why pick somebody else who is a stranger when I can go to family?”

Mentors for fellow coaches Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson will be revealed soon, with rumours Kylie Minogue could be one of them.

For now, this Saturday is the penultimate Blind auditions episode which airs on ITV at 8.15pm.

The Blind auditions will be followed by the Battles and then the Knockouts.

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