Voice’s Will mobile habit revealed

Published: Saturday 13th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Sir Tom Jones has revealed that his fellow coach on The Voice, Will.i.am, has been giving a telling-off by show bosses for constantly using his mobile phone.

The Welsh star said Will and new panellist Rita Ora are forever being distracted as they film the forthcoming series of the BBC1 singing show which begins next month.

Sir Tom said he and Kaiser Chiefs star Ricky Wilson refrain from talking on their mobiles.

“We’re concentrating on what’s going on on the stage,” he said. “I think Will gets ticked off about it from time to time.”

Sir Tom – speaking backstage at the BBC Music Awards – also said Black Widow singer Ora has already forged a bond with Will.

“She is closest to Will because they’ve worked together so they have that working relationship,” he added.

“Rita is great – she’s fresh and she’s what is happening now. She fills that seat very well. That’s a big chair for her to fill, and she’s in there,” he said.

“Her personality is coming across, which is very important. Jessie J’s personality came across, then Kylie Minogue and now Rita’s. It’s hard to do that sometimes.”

The knock-out stages have been filmed, and Sir Tom revealed there “a good mix of voices. I don’t think there are any two singers who are similar”.

The 74-year-old singer also said it feels “natural” to return to his spinning chair.

“It feels very natural to me to do it again. It’s my fourth time now… The more I do it, the more natural it feels,” he continued.

“At the start, it was all new to all of us but that was exciting. It was the first time I had ever been a judge and it was a new thing for me. I’m enjoying doing it. The thing I like about the show is there are four entertainers who are coaches, so we know what it’s like to be on that stage.”

Published: Saturday 13th December 2014 by The News Editor

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