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McFly and LeAnn Rimes join The Voice UK coaching team

The Voice UK will return to ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player later this year with three brand new coaches joining will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones and host Emma Willis on the hunt for a musical superstar.

GRAMMY Award winner LeAnn Rimes joins the coaching line up, and making The Voice UK history, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones will fill the fourth coaching spot in a double chair.

As one half of BRIT Award winning McFly, Tom and Danny will join forces, but in a format twist, both will have to agree in order to turn the chair. Danny is no stranger to the show having coached on The Voice Kids for six series.

Rimes is an internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum-selling global superstar and an ASCAP award-winning singer songwriter. She has sold more than 48m units globally and has won two GRAMMY Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, two Country Music Association Awards, and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won Best New Artist, making her the youngest solo artist to take home a GRAMMY Award. At 15, she became the first country artist to win Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards.

With seven UK number-one singles, seven top-ten albums (including 2023’s Power to Play), sold-out arena tours and over 10m records sold worldwide, McFly are one of the biggest selling British acts of the twenty-first century. The band hold the record as the youngest band ever to have a debut album go straight to number one – beating The Beatles’ long-standing feat with an average age of just over 18 years and one month when Room on the 3rd Floor topped the charts in 2004.

Emma Willis is back at the helm presenting the show, presiding over the action as each of the hopefuls takes to the stage in the hope of turning one of the iconic red chairs and ultimately winning a life changing record contract with music giants EMI, £50,000 in cash and a holiday to Universal Studios Florida.

Produced by Lifted Entertainment (part of ITV Studios), filming for the forthcoming nine part series takes place at Manchester’s dock10 Studios throughout late February, with the series returning to screens later in the year.

Katie Rawcliffe, head of ITV entertainment commissioning said: “The Voice UK is back and it’s louder than ever. What a thrill to have an international music icon like LeAnn Rimes joining the show, and homegrown superstars Danny and Tom in our first ever two person chair, plus the legends that are willi.am, Sir Tom and Emma Willis, we are in for a great series.”

Rimes said: “Being able to work with and nurture emerging, vibrant talent in the UK represents a new chapter of my heart felt connection with the wonderful fans I’ve had deep ties with for decades. I’m looking forward to offering my heart and guidance, sharing what I’ve learned through my own musical journey, and discovering the extraordinary talent that the UK is renowned for.”

The McFly duo added: “To be making The Voice UK history as the first ever double chair combo is going to be epic and we’re both ready for the challenge. And of course, we couldn’t ask to be in greater company than our fellow Voice family members Emma, will, sir Tom and LeAnn. Roll on the talent.”

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