The Voice UK: Will.i.am to join Jessie J on the panel?

The Voice UK

The Voice 2012 will star Black Eyed Peas rappeer will.i.am on the panel, it has been claimed today. According to The Sun, the rapper will join Jessie J on the sow after BBC bosses failed to attract his pal Cheryl Cole.

The Sun claims that negotiations are "close" to coming to an end, with Will.i.am set to join Jessie J and Tom Jones on the show, along with a mystery fourth coach.

A source told the newspaper: "Will is 95 per cent a done deal. He a big star and loves nurturing new talent. He shoots from the lip, and will not be afraid to tell it like it is.

"Although, I doubt The Voice will be as bitchy as The X Factor."

So far the BBC has only confirmed Jessie J as a coach on the show, with Lenny Kravitz, Robbie Williams and Adele all rumoured to also be in talks.

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