Jessie J has confirmed that she will return for the second series of The Voice.
Last month (July) it was reported that the singer had severed ties with the BBC1 talent contest after she apparently announced a UK tour to coincide with filming dates. However, she has now taken to Twitter to end speculation about her future on the show.
Last night (August 23), she teased fans by tweeting “The Voice UK Series 2… Are you ready?! I AM ;)”, before confirming her return with the following message: “I WILL be a coach on the 2nd series of The Voice UK! I’m B B B BACK! As I have always said. Unless you hear it from me- Don’t always believe what you read! Can’t wait! #thevoiceuk #weback *fist to the sky* ;)”
The first series of The Voice aired on BBC1 earlier this year (2012) and featured Jessie J, Tom Jones, will.i.am and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue as four celebrity “coaches”. The show’s audience peaked at an impressive 12.1 million viewers in week four, but had plunged to just 5.1 million viewers by week 10. A planned arena tour featuring contestants from the series has since been cancelled.
Jessie J is the first coach to confirm her return for series two. Last month (July), Tom Jones admitted that he wants to be involved again, but only if he can have veto over the show’s other coaches. Annie Lennox has since been linked to the show, suggesting that all four original coaches are unlikely to return.