Legendary Singer Tom Jones Axed From The Voice UK 5 years ago

Legendary Singer Tom Jones Axed From The Voice UK

Tom Jones has lost his place on The Voice UK as part of a major reshuffle of coaches for the new series. 

The Sex Bomb singer will not appear on the upcoming series of hit talent show, despite expressing his interest in returning recently.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06:  Sir Tom Jones attends the red carpet launch for "The Voice UK" at BBC Broadcasting House on January 6, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Tom has starred on The Voice since the first series in 2012. 

The 75-year-old, who has starred on the show since the first series, has been replaced by Boy George.

It has also been announced that singer Paloma Faith will replace Rita Ora who has now taken a seat on the X Factor panel.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11  Paloma Faith attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Paloma Faith will replace Rita Ora. 

Ricky Wilson will return alongside the only original coach left in the swivel chairs - will.i.am.

Speaking about his new role, Boy George said: ''I'm thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice UK.

"I'm a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one."


Boy George performs on stage with Culture Club, New York, August 1983. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Boy George is looking forward to his new role. 

"If I can help someone to win I will be delighted. What a wonderful opportunity to share my experiences and help someone move forward with their musical career.

"I can't wait to sit in that chair.''

Last month, Sir Tom told The Mirror:"I hope to be sat back in my chair with will.i.am and Ricky Wilson.

"We are all friends, I love being on the show and I would love to be back if they want me."