Will.i.am, Tom Jones, Danny The Script also confirmed for series two
Michael Baggs

08:57 14th November 2012

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All four judges from this year's The Voice TV talent show have been confirmed for a return on the 2013 edition of the show, despite the fact Jessie J previously wrote in her autobiography that she wouldn't. It's a lady's prerogative to change her mind, after all.

Jessie J, Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue of The Script will all return to the spinning chairs on the BBC show, which launched the careers of Tyler James, Bo Bruce and Leanne Mitchell (the show's winner).

Success has been limited for the show's first class of finalists, with James arguably the most successful to date. His single 'Single Tear' hit No.28 and album A Place I Go peaked at No.36 earlier this year.

Jessie yesterday (13 November, 2013) promised the show would improve greatly on its first series, saying: "I’m so happy to be back as one of the original four for series two. It’s going to be bigger and better this time."

Meanwhile, Tom Jones promised some huge shake-ups on the 2013 series, adding: "I’ve heard there will be some important changes that will make what is already a good, strong show even better."


Leanne Mitchell won the 2012 series of The Voice UK

Earlier this year, a spokesperson for the BBC admitted that the real stars of the show we the spinning chairs - despite the big name stars on the judging panel and performers booked for appearances.

"It’s not rocket science to say the spinning chairs were the best bit," said BBC entertainment chief Mark Lindsey in August.

Jessie J confirmed her return to the show in August of this year, breaking the news to fans on Twitter.

Jessie wrote on 23 August: "I WILL be a coach on the 2nd series of The Voice UK! I'm B B B BACK!"

Adding: "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*"

Photos: the biggest ever reality TV flops

  • Leanne Mitchell: It might be too soon to call time on The Voice UK's first ever winner, but after a bumpy first season, her winner's single is set to score the singer a great big flop due to lack of promotion from the BBC.

  • Matt Cardle: After winning the 2010 series of X Factor, Cardle quickly distanced himself from the show - distancing himself from his fans at the same time. He recently parted ways with his record label, but is said to be much happier without their involvement.

  • Leon Jackson: Poor old Leon Jackson. Following the obligatory post-X Factor chart topper with 'When You Believe', the Scottish singer's career sank lower than Simon Cowell's neckline as follow-up singles flopped. Now recording new material - like all the others...

  • Michelle McManus: The second (and final winner) of UK talent show Pop Idol, McManus waddled to victory on the TV show, but her dreary ballads led to an ungraceful bellyflop for her career before it had even begun.

  • David Sneddon: Winner of the BBC's first attempt to rival Pop Idol, all's well that ends well for Sneddon, as he penned tracks for Lana Del Rey's debut album, which topped the charts across the globe earlier this year.

  • Alex Parks: Another Fame Academy winner, Cornish lesbian Alex Parks was the show's second - and final winner. Her location and movements are currently unknown, but they probably involve the South West of England.

  • Jai McDowall: Winner of Britain's Got Talent 2011. Thank goodness a dancing dog won it this year eh?

  • Steve Brookstein: Bitter winner of the first series of X Factor in the UK. Has spent his years since slagging off Simon Cowell's publicity machine in an attempt to drum up publicity for himself...

  • One True Voice: Lets be honest, none of them were pretty enough to get into Girls Aloud anyway.

  • Joe McElderry: A pop flop, but done OK for himself since winning Popstar To Opera Star and releasing mum-friendly albums of non-offensive cover versions.

  • Same Difference: Creepy brother and sister duo who spent far too much time together.

  • Ronan Parke: Britain's Got Talent 2011 runner-up. Possibly not the British Justin Bieber he was initially touted as...

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