The Voice UK is the new show tipped to be the next X Factor (do we really need another one?) and producers have confirmed that Will.I.Am will be appearing as the second judge, joining Price Tag singer Jessie J.

As well as being a judge, he will also act as a voice coach for the contestants (another coincidental similarity the show has with the X Factor).

Speaking on being part of The Voice UK, Will.I.Am said:

I’m proud to be doing The Voice UK because the UK was the first place I saw success. It’s the place I’m the most creative outside of home.

With Willi.I.Am now on board, rumours are circulating once more as to whether Cheryl will appear as a judge too *rolls eyes*.

It seems that what with Jessie J and the BEP front man having already been guests on the X Factor’s judges houses stage of the competition and now making the move to BBC One, why not let Cheryl join in? It’s starting to look like an X Factor reunion to us anyway.

The highly un anticipated show will air next spring and will be hosted by Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby.