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Danny Jones set for The Voice Kids judging role - report

The Voice Kids bosses are said to be keen to enlist McFly heartthrob Danny Jones to be a judge on the show.

McFly singer Danny Jones is reportedly set to be a judge on The Voice Kids.

The 30-year-old singer is in line for a spot on the panel of the ITV programme when it launches on the network next year (17). According to the Daily Mirror, Danny is in "advanced talks" about the prospect of nabbing a spinning red chair on the show.

"Danny has 13 years of experience touring and making albums with a successful band," a source told the newspaper. "He is perfect for The Voice – he’s someone the young contestants will really relate to."

Danny isn't a stranger to the show, as his sister Vicky competed on it in 2014 when it was still on the BBC, but was voted off during the battle rounds. He also has experience with singing television shows, having competed on Popstar to Operastar himself in 2010.

It is expected that Black Eyed Peas star, who is also a judge on the main The Voice, will sit in one of the other chairs, and the star is apparently more excited about the junior show than the adult version.

His contract with the two shows state that he can sign one of the contestants from The Voice Kids to his record label, and insider told the Daily Mirror: "He really thinks he can find the next Justin Bieber.”

Meanwhile Pixie Lott has been tipped for the third judging position on the show.

The Voice Kids aims to find the hottest young talent in the U.K., with children aged between seven and 14 auditioning for a spot on the programme.

The show will start filming next month (Dec16), with bosses hoping they can replicate the success of the same format in the Netherlands.

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