The Voice UK: Will.i.am will be back on the panel (says Tyler James!)

Will.i.am (The Voice UK)

Will.i.am will be back on The Voice UK panel next year, Tyler James has claimed.

Black Eyed Peas star Will proved a hit on the show in the Spring, and bosses are said to be keen to get him back for the next series in the new year.

Will himself has said he'd love be back, but insisted last month that talks had yet to take place.

However Tyler James, who was coached by Will to the final last year, revealed: “He will return next year. Well that’s what he’s told me anyway.”

It sounds as though Will has been taking his job on the show rather seriously too, and has been working and even performing with Tyler since the show finished back in June.

The pair have even recorded tracks together, with at least one set for Tyler's new album which is due out later this year.

The 31-year-old said: “He has worked with me on a few songs and he will definitely feature on at least one of them.”

Auditions for The Voice UK 2013 begin later this year. Applications close at the end of this month.

> The Voice UK: Apply for series two

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube