The Voice UK: Will.i.am and Jessie J fight over Joelle Moses

Will.i.am (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK coach Will.i.am has revealed his own team had to force him to calm down after a "furious" bust up with Jessie J on set.

The usually laid back coach will be seen this weekend clashing with the 23-year-old Brit singer, which left neither of them speaking for weeks.

The pair were battling it out over one of the singer's hoping to join their teams.

“There was one point where my team came in and expressed concerns on the banter between the coaches," Will revealed to the Daily Mirror today. "I am the most unconfrontational man in the world – it is not my style – but that was the first time they have ever seen that side of me and they were like, ‘Will, what are you doing?’.

“They pulled me back in the dressing room and told me that I should not be doing that. They said it certainly didn’t look like banter.”

Will and Jessie will be seen arguing over former X Factor contestant Joelle Moses, who TellyMix exclusively reveled earlier this week had wowed the judges.

The Black Eyed Peas star explained: “When you are competing and you wanted something and you see Jessie wants what I want, you are a different person and it is hard to control that. We all take it very seriously.

“It is hard to control something when you are fighting for someone. It is not for the sake of TV – I won’t do something like that for ratings.

“I remember on the first day, before the cameras went on, they asked us to turn it up for TV and I remember telling Jessie, ‘I am not going to do something just for TV, that is fake’."

He added: “The banter was real and it was like hungry people fighting over a steak. The fangs were drawn.”

The Voice UK airs this Saturday on BBC One.

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