BBC bosses are keen to get former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole and British hit singer Adele on their new reality talent show The Voice, it has been reported. The pair will join Cee Lo Green, who confirmed yesterday he was in talks for the new BBC One series set to launch in the new year.
The show, which originated in the Netherlands, has been a huge hit in the states were Cee Lo judges alongside the likes of Christina Cguilera and Marron 5 frontman Adam Levine. The US version finished its first series earlier this month and work is already underway for a second series later this year.
The BBC version of the show, which is expected to launch in January 2012, will see top musical starts coach the contestants.
A show insider told The Mirror: “Adele’s success is all down to her incredible voice and, in this way, embodies all that The Voice represents.
“She is honest, funny and loved by millions of people of all ages. She really has ‘The Voice’ that can sell albums around the world so she knows what to look for."
They added: “Her style and look is also very different to that of Cheryl Cole, so if we could get them both on board it would be fantastic.”
Adele also seemed to hint at the possibilty of her joining the show, cryptically telling Chris Moyles on Radio 1 this week: “There’s a possibility I’m doing something quite big next year – I’ve got a meeting about it on Friday.”
Auditions for the show are expected to start later this year.