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Replacement announced after Jessie J quits The Voice Kids UK

Paloma Faith joins Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones on the judging panel.

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Jessie J has been replaced as a judge on The Voice Kids (Giles Anderson/PA)

Jessie J has been replaced as a judge on The Voice Kids (Giles Anderson/PA)

Jessie J has been replaced as a judge on The Voice Kids (Giles Anderson/PA)

Paloma Faith will replace Jessie J as a judge on The Voice Kids UK.

The Crybaby singer, 38, appeared on the main version of the show for a single series in 2016.

She will join the judging panel of Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and McFly’s Danny Jones on the ITV show next year.

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Paloma Faith (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Paloma Faith (Isabel Infantes/PA)

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Paloma Faith (Isabel Infantes/PA)

She said: “It’s going to be so much fun working with these young singers, helping them find their voices and be the best they can be.

“From what I’ve seen; although they’re small, their voices are often mighty and can give most adults a run for their money!

“In short, I’m massively excited to be joining The Voice Kids so bring it on.”

Jessie J said: “I had the most amazing experience with ITV, the crew, the Coaches and of course my team on The Voice Kids this year.

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Jessie J with Danny Jones, Emma Willis, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am at the launch of The Voice Kids UK this year (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Jessie J with Danny Jones, Emma Willis, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am at the launch of The Voice Kids UK this year (Isabel Infantes/PA)

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Jessie J with Danny Jones, Emma Willis, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am at the launch of The Voice Kids UK this year (Isabel Infantes/PA)

“I am proud of everything my team achieved. I made unforgettable memories and learnt so much!

“But for now I am going to be focusing on making music, so sadly I am saying goodbye to the show and big red chair this year.

“Sending so much LOVE to everyone taking part this year. And remember… NERVES ARE GOOD, EMBRACE THEM.”

Filming for the next series of The Voice Kids UK will begin in December with transmission expected in 2020.

Sam Wilkinson, then 13, won the last series of The Voice Kids UK after being mentored by Jones.

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Danny Jones (Ian West/PA)

Danny Jones (Ian West/PA)

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Danny Jones (Ian West/PA)

Jones said: “It’s going to be amazing returning to my big red chair as the reigning champion Coach!

“Last year was brilliant and I was so chuffed that Sam won the competition – c’mon Team Danny!!

“I can’t wait to discover brand new voices this year and it’s great news that Paloma is joining the show alongside will, Pixie and myself.

“She’ll bring fun as well as that incredible talent. I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with her.”

Wilkinson fended off competition from singers Keira Laver and Gracie-Jayne Fitzgerald and rapper Lil Shan Shan in the finale.

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