Tom Jones, Gavin Rossdale, Jennifer Hudson confirmed for ITV’s The Voice

They'll be joining long-standing coach Will.i.am

Tom Jones has been announced to return for ITV’s reboot of The Voice, along with new coaches Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson.

They’ll be joining long-standing coach and Black Eyed Pea man Will.i.am on the singing talent show, after ITV bought the rights to televise the programme from 2017. Will.i.am confirmed his return earlier this year when announcing spin-off The Voice Kids, while Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson cast doubt over his place in the spinning chair when he said ‘I don’t think ITV would want me’.

Sir Tom Jones famously told the BBC to ‘go fuck themselves’ when he was replaced by Boy George without consulting him – slamming them for ‘sub-standard behaviour’.

“I had some great times on the show and I can’t wait to again discover and help some brand new talent,” he said of rejoining for the new series. “And of course be back with my pal Will.i.am.”

Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson also joins as a coach, revealing “I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing panel of coaches on The Voice UK.”

Joining them as a new addition will be Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, after appearing as a guest coach on the US version of the franchise two years ago. Taking to Twitter to announce his appointment, Rossdale said:

Last year saw Gavin Rossdale split from Gwen Stefani after 13 years of marriage. Their divorce became the subject of one of Stefani’s solo tracks, ‘Used To Love You’.