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Ricky Wilson Quitting The Voice


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The Kaiser Chiefs frontman joined the TV talent show in 2013, but he's confirmed the upcoming 2016 series will be his final one in the famous red chair. The news comes after the BBC lost the rights to the programme, which was snapped up by ITV and will be aired on the channel from 2017.

"This is my last one anyway, yeah," he told Britain's The Mirror newspaper. "I was going to bow out gracefully. I don’t think ITV would want me. They would want to have a totally new show."

There has been a hot debate over whether the BBC should have put up a fight to keep the singing competition, after bosses at the station insisted they had no interest in entering a spat for the format with a commercial channel. Ricky suggests the BBC had every right to attempt to keep The Voice, especially as he believes wholeheartedly in the format.

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T-Mobile Uncarrier X Launch

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Will.i.am And Boy George Face Axe As The Voice Moves Channels


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The BBC currently owns the rights to the show, but in a statement released on Saturday (06Nov15) on Twitter.com, it was revealed the fifth series, due to air in January, 2016, will be the last on the network.

Mark Linsey, acting director of BBC Television, said bosses refused to get into a bidding war for the show, and it was eventually "poached by another broadcaster".

He added, "The BBC is incredibly proud of The Voice, but the fifth series which starts in January will be our last. We always said we wouldn't get into a bidding war or pay inflated prices to keep the show, and it's testament to how the BBC has built the programme up - and established it into a mainstay of the Saturday night schedule - that another broadcaster has poached it."

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Boy George Sensationally Claims He Slept With Prince


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‘The Voice’ judge Boy George brought filming for the BBC reality talent show to a halt by making the sensational claim that he once slept with Prince!

The ‘80s pop star and Culture Club singer is reported to have sent BBC production staff into such a frenzy that the shoot, in front of a studio audience, had to be temporarily shut down in the wake of the jaw-dropping claim, according to The Sun.

A source told the paper that the 54 year old singer’s revelation “sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming”.

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Will.i.am - Guest arrivals at Kill Your Friends Screening at Curzon, Soho - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 27th October 2015

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World Premiere Of Spectre

Will.i.am - World Premiere of 'Spectre' attended by HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge, HRH Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry in aid of the CTBF and held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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Royal Film Performance Of 'Spectre'

Will.i.am - Royal Film Performance of 'Spectre' at Royal Albert Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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James Bond Spectre World Premiere

Will.i.am - James Bond Spectre World Premiere held at Royal Albert Hall - Arrivals at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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Tom Jones: 'I Don't Hate The Bbc'


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The Welsh music legend was booted from the line-up of the TV talent show ahead of the 2016 season.

He later won an apology from the BBC after telling of his disappointment about how the situation had been handled.

However, the story was back in headlines this week (beg05Oct15) after Tom aimed a foul-mouthed tirade at the corporation.

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Alexa Chung's UGG Love


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Alexa Chung's favourite item of clothing is a pair of UGG boots.

Although she is a style icon, Alexa, 31, admitted she loves to dress down on her off days and prefers to ''slouch around'' in the comfortable footwear.

Speaking on Nick Grimshaw's Breakfast show on BBC Radio 1, she said: ''My UGG boots are my favourite item of clothing. I wear them all the time, they're very comfortable. I know people are over them but I love them.''

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The Voice Contestants Dismissed By Email Glitch


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The latest series of the popular TV show is due to begin airing in January (16) with judges Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson being joined by newcomers Paloma Faith and Boy George, and 40,000 applicants were recently whittled down to the final 500 ahead of the auditions.

However, the show was left without any contestants this week (beg17Aug15) after an email dismissal was accidentally sent to all of the aspiring singers instead of just those due to be knocked out.

Producers have blamed the mishap on a technical glitch and insisted all successful candidates have now been contacted to assure them they are still in the running.

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Will.i.am Working On New Music


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Will.i.am is working on new music.

The 40-year-old musician jetted out to Los Angeles over the weekend to hit the studio and is intending to work with the ''hottest'' stars in music for his next record.

A source revealed: ''Will is keen to get writing new tracks. He wants to collaborate with the hottest writers and artists on the scene.''

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Paloma Faith And Boy George In, Sir Tom Jones Out In 'The Voice' Shake Up


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The British edition of ‘The Voice’ has revealed its line-up of judges for the upcoming fifth season, with one surprise change in store. As has been widely tipped, Paloma Faith will be taking up the vacant seat left by Rita Ora, who defected to ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ earlier this year.

But, despite recently saying how much he was looking forward to coming back for another season, the legendary Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones has been axed from the BBC show to be replaced with Culture Club singer Boy George.

Paloma FaithPaloma Faith has been confirmed as a judge on 'The Voice UK'

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Justin Bieber LP Due In November?


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Justin Bieber will release his new album in November.

The 21-year-old singer hasn't put out a new LP since his 2012 collection 'Believe', but the eagerly-anticipated album is now scheduled to be released on November 13, according to Billboard.

The release date has not yet been confirmed by the star, although he has revealed it will feature his brand new single 'What Do You Mean?' which he has been trailing on social media with the help of celebrity pals including Ed Sheeran and Big Sean, set to be premiered on August 28.

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Will.i.am Quits The Voice - Report


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The Black Eyed Peas star has told TV bosses that he will not be returning for a fifth series when filming begins next month, reports Britain's Star on Sunday newspaper.

The show is already one judge down after it lost singer Rita Ora to rival reality show The X Factor, and a spokesman for The Voice has insisted line-up negotiations for the fifth series are still ongoing.

Jason Derulo is being tipped as the favourite to replace Will.i.am as he recently revealed "There's some talk about me doing The Voice. It's a cool show, there's interest from both parties, myself and them."

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Will.i.am

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15th March, 1975

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