Singer Lenny Kravitz is reportedly close to signing a deal to become a judge on the first series of The Voice UK, to be broadcast on BBC One in early 2012. According to the Sunday Mirror, BBC bosses want the American singer-songwriter to help make the show credible.
The first series will launch in the spring, following a successful start to the new music reality telly format in the states and the Netherlands, where it originated.
A supposed BBC source told the newspaper: "They want Lenny for The Voice and he's close to saying yes. They want the show to be credible - not full of pop people who don't sing live and don't know the industry. And they don't want to make mistakes with the casting.
"So they must have thought long and hard before approaching Lenny. When we got the rights to The Voice we assured people we would assemble a panel of great singers and credible recording artists. Lenny is both of those things.
"He's had number one hits in the US and the UK and is considered one of the best rock artists of his generation. On top of that he's not bad looking either, so he will definitely go down extremely well with all our female viewers."
Others rumoured for a role on the show's panel, which sees singers audition to jduges with their backs turned, include Adele and Robbie Williams.
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