Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward is reportedly in talks to host new BBC reality talent show The Voice, according to tabloid reports. The Daily Star claim today that the singer, who was dropped by Simon Cowell's Syco label, is in the running to front the new series.
The BBC paid £22 million for the Dutch reality telly series, which has become a huge hit in the US where Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine sit on the panel.
Supposed insiders say that the BBC are keen for a dual hosting format for the new show, with One Show star Alex Jones joining Shayne Ward.
A source said: “He’s really nervous about screen testing but he knows this is a massive chance to become something other than a singer.”
Reports yesterday suggested that the BBC were after current X Factor hos Dermot O'Leary for the new show, which will air for the first time in 2012 on BBC One.