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Paloma's lack of Faith caused her to turn down The Voice

Published 04/01/2016

Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith didn't think she had what it took to become a coach on The Voice.

Paloma Faith initially turned down The Voice UK because she had no confidence in her abilities.

This year (16) Paloma and Boy George have replaced Rita Ora and Tom Jones as coaches on the singing show, but Paloma admits she was reluctant at first. The line-up is finished by and Ricky Wilson.

"I actually said no to it the last two series," she told Britain's Metro newspaper. "The reason I didn't do it before is because I felt I couldn't sit on a panel of this calibre with confidence. I never had a No. 1, I never won an accolade and I always felt I was going to be dropped by my label."

Black Eyed Peas singer will has sat on the singing show's panel since it started in 2012. With the new series due to hit ITV on Saturday (09Jan16), reports are now surfacing that he is unconvinced by the contestants.

“Will was clearly unimpressed with some of the acts who he felt weren’t serious. By the end of the session, he was really annoyed," an insider told Britain's The Sun newspaper.

“He kept saying to people in his entourage, ‘I don’t want this show to be a joke but these acts are only here for a joke’. He takes the show very seriously, which is just one of the reasons he is such a good coach and mentor for the contestants.

“But he obviously didn’t believe in the singers he was hearing, so for the most part, his chair remained facing the back wall and he was not happy afterwards.”

This is the final series of The Voice to air on the BBC, after ITV won the rights to the programme in 2015.

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