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.